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January 2020

Arts & Lectures’ Thematic Learning Initiative: Forces of Nature

January 14 - March 10

Transform your life. Transform your community. Arts & Lectures’ Thematic Learning Initiative extends the conversation from the stage into the community, inspiring lifelong learning opportunities that initiate change and empowerment. Join A&L and other knowledge seekers like you who want…

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Community Land Use Planning for a Changing Climate: The City of Santa Barbara

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Louise Lowry Davis Center, 1232 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

WHEN & WHERE Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:30PM - 8:30PM Louise Lowry Davis Center 1232 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 PANELISTS Eric Nickel Fire Chief, City of Santa Barbara Melissa Hetrick Project Planner, City of Santa Barbara…

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Two Years After Fire and Flood: A Community Conversation About the Impacts of the Thomas Fire and January 9 Debris Flow

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara, 93105 United States
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Two years since the catastrophic incidents in Santa Barbara County, their effects continue to be felt. In addition to the terrible direct impacts of these events on our community, ash from the fire and mud relocated to beaches also affected…

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FILM: This Changes Everything

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines of climate change, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing…

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PUBLIC LECTURE: Kenneth Rosenberg – Three Billion Birds Lost

January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara, 93105 United States

Three Billion Birds Lost: The Disappearance of North American Birds and What We Can Do About It Presented with the Santa Barbara Audubon Society and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Part of the Thematic Learning Initiative: Forces of…

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February 2020

FILM: A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Public Library – Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism, the film connects the major causes of environmentalism, from conservation to climate change, through vivid archival footage and interviews that shed light on the battle for a living planet. Presented with the…

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Food as Medicine: The Digestion Connection

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Barbara Public Library – Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

The Digestion Connection: How Digestion Impacts States of Health and Disease Wednesday, February 19 6-8pm Santa Barbara Public Library Faulkner Gallery 40 E Anapamu Street Join nutrition advocates Vibeke Welland and Randi Miller for an educational discussion, followed by nutritious…

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Community Meeting: Community Wildfire Protection Plan

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Adams Elementary School, 2710 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States

The City of Santa Barbara is working on a plan to protect our community from the growing threat of wildfire. Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) The City completed a Wildland Fire Plan in 2004 aimed at mitigating wildland fire impacts.…

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FILM: Jane

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

"Watching Jane was like stepping back in time to a moment at which Homo sapiens learned something new and vital about its own family – the great apes. It was extraordinary." The Telegraph (U.K.) Drawing from over 100 hours of…

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March 2020

Her Festival

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd
Goleta, CA 93117 United States

Join us on International Women’s Day to celebrate our community’s girls and women and to empower the next generation of female leaders! Highlights Include: Unique interactive booths and activities Inspiring Keynote speakers Local companies, nonprofits, and organizations Main stage hosting…

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FILM: Anthropocene

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCSB Pollock Theater, Ocean Street
Isla Vista, CA United States

The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group, who are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century because of profound and lasting human changes to…

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April 2020

PUBLIC LECTURE: Kandi White – Environmental Justice and Indigenous Communities

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

A lead organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, Kandi White is fighting the impacts that climate change and environmental injustice are having on indigenous communities across North America. Part of the Thematic Learning Initiative: Forces of Nature Arts & Lectures’…

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Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival 2020

April 17 - April 19
Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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CEC's Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

The ​Community Environmental Council (CEC) ​will host its 2020 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival at Alameda Park on Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the days…

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PUBLIC LECTURE: Jane Lubchenco

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

From a Rude Awakening to a Bold New Vision: The Path from a Disastrous Oil Spill to a Sustainable Future Dubbed “the bionic woman of good science,” MacArthur fellow, former presidential advisor and distinguished professor Jane Lubchenco is a renowned…

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Yvon Chouinard: Protecting Public Land

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

Yvon Chouinard An Afternoon with the Founder of Patagonia Protecting Public Land A moderated conversation with Yvon Chouinard and featuring clips from Patagonia’s upcoming film, This Land. In a time of growing divisions, Americans still share something in common: 640…

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Naomi Klein – The Case for a Green New Deal

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
$16 – $41

The Case for a Green New Deal Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, columnist and the bestselling author of The Shock Doctrine, No Logo, This Changes Everything, No Is Not Enough and her most recent, On Fire: The (Burning) Case…

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May 2020

Elizabeth Rush – Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

In conjunction with UCSB Reads 2020, UCSB Library presents a talk by Elizabeth Rush, author of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore. Her book explores how humans adapt to changes enacted upon them by forces…

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