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Upcoming Just Communities' Events

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2022 Dates & Times (Pacific coast)

  • Wednesday, April 6, 10:00-12:00 PM 

  • Wednesday, May 18, 10:00-12:00 PM

  • Wednesday, May 25, 10:00-12:00 PM

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Building  A Common Language: Understanding the Foundations of White Supremacy, Anti-Blackness, and Anti-Indigeneity

The goal of Just Communities’ Common Language Workshop is to develop a foundational understanding of key terms and frameworks relating to white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, and (settler) colonialism. The purpose of this workshop is to build a foundational understanding of key terms in frameworks to ground our future conversations in a common understanding. ​

Topics and activities include:

  • White supremacy

  • Colonization

  • anti-Blackness

  • anti-Indigeneity


Price: Sliding scale $75-120 per person

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2022 Dates & Times

  • Language Access and Justice Common Language: Wednesday, June 1, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM 

  • Language Access Best Practices: Wednesday, June 8, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM 

  • Language Justice, Ethics, & Standards: Wednesday, June 15, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • Modes of Interpretation: Wednesday, June 22, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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The Language Justice Initiative Workshop Series  

 The workshop introduces participants to interpretation skills with a foundation in principles of equity and inclusion. The workshop includes skill-building in consecutive & simultaneous interpretation, ethical issues, the interpreter’s role, language, power, social justice, and creating an inclusive multilingual space.

  • Introductory workshop and curriculum planning to create bilingual/multilingual space for interpreting in a social justice context 

  • Skill-building in consecutive and simultaneous interpretation 

  • Ethical issues and the interpreter's role

  • Language, power, and social justice

  • Creating an inclusive and committed bilingual/multilingual space

Topics and activities include

  • Language Access and Justice Common Language

  • Language Access Best Practices

  • Language Justice, Ethics, & Standards

  • Modes of Interpretation

  • Language, Culture & Power

Sliding scale $120 - $250 per person

August 19, 2021

Demystifying History:

A Community Teach-in on Critical Race Theory

Join Just Communities and UCSB faculty from Chicano Studies, History, and Asian American studies for a virtual panel discussion and Q&A on Critical Race Theory. Panelists will respond to questions aimed at building a community understanding of what critical race theory is and isn't, why culturally relevant history education is important at all levels of education, and how students, parents, and community members can get connected to more opportunities for learning and engagement​

May 31, 2021

Second Annual Social Equity Summit:

"Anti-Racism Work

Beyond the Statement"

The Second Annual Social Equity Summit will bring together 100+ members of the Central Coast community from all sectors to discuss what individuals, organizations, and our community can do to address racism, beyond a statement. 

January 24, 2019

First Annual
Social Equity Summit

Join us to celebrate, learn, and discuss issues of social equity in the Central Coast! With an exciting keynote speaker and breakout sessions that will touch on key equity issues that affect our region. Learn what we're all about while exploring what it would take to create a truly equitable Central Coast. 

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