Racism, bigotry, prejudice, and hate is a problem in America.You find it on the news and you hear it in stories from friends. In some instances, it happens explicitly. In other situations, however, it is implicit.Have you ever stopped and wondered - have I, or a person I know, perpetuated symptoms of racism and bias implicitly? For me, I have considered this and found although I mean well, I sometimes miss the mark and need to be more conscious about my subconscious thoughts. I feel that others, like me, may struggle with this. This is why I work to help educate our community on Implicit Bias. Read More...Read More
In the latest of our Community Conversations series, Jordan Killebrew, Communications Officer at the Santa Barbara Foundation, sat down with Ben Romo, Executive Director of First 5 Santa Barbara County to learn about his passion for podcasts, the outdoors, educating our youth and so many of the other things that he contributes to Santa Barbara County:Read More
Bursting with morphic Styrofoam creations, bright colors, and the sounds of construction, you cannot help but notice the flurry of activity inside The Community Arts Workshop (CAW) located on the 600 block of Garden Street in Santa Barbara, California. The Solstice Workshop lives here and inside these walls community members from all walks of life become artists, architects, and engineers. Together they toil to create puppets, floats, and other works of art for the Summer Solstice parade. Read more...Read More
Driving north on Highway 154, you travel through oak-dotted hills and descend into a lush, green basin known as the Santa Ynez Valley. You are ushered into the old town of Santa Ynez by a gentle wind that creates designs in the tall grass lining the side of the road. On Sagunto Street, a small adobe office is home to Guy Walker of Wealth Management Strategies where he and his wife Molly greet guests like dear friends. It is clear that Walker is a man bursting to share his pride and passion for the Santa Ynez Valley, and especially the Endowment for Youth Committee. Read more...Read More
It’s a crisp Wednesday morning. The sun is shining without a cloud in the sky. Quite the contrast to some of the recent brutal winter storms that elected officials like Jason Dominguez, Santa Barbara City Councilmember of district one, had to respond to in years.
Between closures at Santa Barbara Airport, falling historic trees, and emergency flooding throughout the city, Dominguez still found the time to sit down with Santa Barbara Foundation Communications Officer, Jordan Killebrew, to talk about his passion and dedication to the Santa Barbara community.Read More
On February 24, the Endowment for Youth Committee’s Black History Month Celebration presented its Tribute to Maya Angelou with an event at Center State Theatre in Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center in Santa Barbara. This event marked the last of three celebrations to commemorate Black History Month. The Tribute to Maya Angelou was a competition among Santa Barbara County high school students to recite poems written by the American poet.Read More
Shout out to all my Gamecubers out there! I challenge you to super smash brothers anyday!
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture formally opened its doors on Saturday, September 24. Located on the National Mall across from the Washington Monument, the museum displays more than 3,000 artifacts in twelve inaugural exhibitions.
The outer façade of the five story building is a distinguished gold lattice that immediately attracts the eye. What is unseen, is the underground space of the museum that sprawls downward five stories, making it the deepest museum within the Smithsonian collection. A ground level, water fountain at the north and south entrances welcome visitors, along with a permanent stage where the opening ceremony and dedication occurred on Saturday.Read More
Santa Barbara, California - August 24th, 2016 - With uncertain times facing our nation, Santa Barbara takes a plunge into peaceful progress with new Police Chief Luhnow, six weeks into her start, pledging to review the current trainings offered to the Santa Barbara Police Department and initiating educational programs designed to address issues such as Implicit Bias.Read More
"Dr. Bierman was a true Renaissance man. In many of his interest areas, he was very much ahead of his time,” reflected Richard Gunner on the achievements of the esteemed Howard R. Bierman, M.D. From bio-chemist to oncologist, hematologist to aviator, inventor to loving family man, Dr. Bierman’s accomplishments exceeded his lifetime, as did his goal to cure cancer, which continues through Gunner’s stewardship of the Howard R. Bierman, M.D. fund at the Santa Barbara Foundation.Read More
With a focus on the community, Santa Barbara remains a community centered on change and progress with the Santa Barbara Bicycle Master Plan. The comprehensive plan aims to build assurance in bike safety, relieve traffic congested roads, and build a more environmentally friendly and sustainable Santa Barbara. Learn more.Read More
Congratulations to Kobe Bryant, on his last game of his 20 year career. Thank you.Read More
Logo I created for #feministfridays and Melissa Livanos! Website coming soon. If you are interested in receiving the weekly newsletter please message me I can add you the list! :)Read More
As the sound of fresh morning welcomed my ears, I walked allowing the illustrious endorphins of my morning exercise to calm my body. Looking up to the sky, noticing the depth of the clouds and the highlighted sunrise, I took a moment to ponder what I would like to inspire the world with today. A subtle sip from my coffee and it hit me. Energy.Read More
The responsibility of the interpretation of the Constitution lies within the power of the most high court. So when Senator Mitch McConnell (R) from the great state of Kentucky argued, "You reap what you sew," with regard to the hearing and potential appointment of a well respected and liked federal judge of the US Court of Appeals for DC, Merrick Garland, I was a bit confused.Read More
Find your #gold, whatever it may be.Read More