Upcoming Just Communities' Events

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September 9, 2021

7:00pm on Zoom

Conversation with LGBTQ+ Families

Join us to hear families share their stories about how we reconcile being LGBTQ+ with our Hispanic culture.

Topics include:

Faith & Being LGBTQ+

Can we talk about it?

What about being masculine & feminine and LGBTQ+?

Coming Out to Our Families

Second Thursday, Every Month

7:00 pm via Zoom

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September 16, October 7, November 4, and December 2, 2021

5:30-7:00pm on Zoom

Anti-Racist Educators Group

Racism is a topic of conversation that should happen in the classroom. This conversation must start by being honest with ourselves—processing our own conscious and unconscious thoughts and biases—and then engaging our students in the conversation. 


As educators across the nation are speaking against racism and advocating for sustainable change in our country now, our students are noticing. It is never too soon to talk to young people about racism, and attending a support group is a great way to start the conversation. Join Just Communities and other educators every month in creating a space of support and truthful conversations to continue combating racism in schools.

Past Just Communities' Events

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.