NO DAPL March Thurs, Feb 9 in SM! Roundtable Meetings, and Much More

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SBCAN Action Alert
February 8, 2017
FIRST THE LIST -- THEN THE DETAILS

1.
FEBRUARY 9:
Join us for the NO DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) Rally and March at 5 p.m. at the corner of Broadway and Main in Santa Maria. At 5:45 p.m., join us as we march south on Broadway to Jones Street for a meeting of the SBCAN North County Roundtable/North County Coalition Environmental Committee Meeting at the Cornerstone Community Meeting Room

2.
FEBRUARY 9 & 14:

Santa Barbara County Seeks Community Input on Pilot Program and Participants for Local Advisory Committee that aims to reduce criminal justice system involvement, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, Board of Supervisors Conference Room; 105 E. Anapamu Street, 4th Floor, Santa Barbara and  4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, Board of Supervisors Gallery; 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria

3.
FEBRUARY 10:

SBCAN South County Roundtable meets noon Friday, February 10 at NEW LOCATION: Union Bank’s Community Room, 15 East Carrillo St., Santa Barbara

4.
FEBRUARY 15:

Open house to announce the new Strauss wind energy project in Lompoc, Wednesday, February 15, at 6 pm at the Elks Lodge in Lompoc.

5.
FEBRUARY 15:

SBCAN presents "A Century of Song - Still Going Strong with Charlie King and Bev Grant," 
Wednesday, February 15 at 7 p.m. at Unity Santa Barbara, 227 W. Arrellaga, Santa Barbara

6.
FEBRUARY 18:

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION Saturday, February 18, from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 1150 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria

7.
FEBRUARY 24:
CAUSE Action Fund Reception, 
Friday, February 24, 5:30 - 7:00pm, UDW Hall/CAUSE Action Fund Office, 402 S. Miller Street, Santa Maria

8.
MARCH 12:
A GREAT SBCAN event featuring Congressman Salud Carbajal and Dave Davis 
on working together in this new era, Sunday, March 12 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at El Paseo Restaurant, 10 El Paseo, Santa Barbara

9.
JUNE 11:
SBCAN's 2017 North County "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner: 
Sunday, June 11 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 3455 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria

10.
Renew your SBCAN membership or become a member

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:


1.
FEBRUARY 9: 
Join us for the NO DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) Rally and March at 5 p.m. at the corner of Broadway and Main in Santa Maria. At 5:45 p.m., join us as we march south on Broadway to Jones Street for a meeting of the SBCAN North County Roundtable/North County Coalition Environmental Committee Meeting at the Cornerstone Community Meeting Room.


The meeting at the Cornerstone Community Meeting Room starts at 6 p.m. at 705 S. McClelland (at the corner of Jones Street in the room on the northern side of the Discovery Museum).

SBCAN North County Roundtable
AGENDA

  1. Call to Order by Janet Blevins; Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
  2. North County Coalition’s Environmental Committee. The North County Coalition has formed four committees to address concerns raised by actions of the new president and his administration. One committee is the Environmental Committee and the first meeting of it is being held as part of our regularly scheduled Roundtable meeting. Open discussion of issues that the committee members want the committee to address. (40 min.)
  3. Truth in Recruitment. Kate Connell will address this important issue about military recruitment on high school campuses. (10 min.)
  4. East Cat Canyon Oil Field Redevelopment Project by Aera Energy and Other Pending On-Shore Oil-Development Projects by ERG and PetroRock. Sierra Club, Safe Energy Now North County, SBCAN and others are preparing to review and comment on upcoming environmental documents. (10 min.)
  5. Oil Production Wastewater Injection into Viable Aquifers. (10 min.)
  6. Oil and Ag Campaign. Alena Simon will report on Food & Water Watch’s campaign against using oil production water to irrigate crops. (5 min.)
  7. Wind Energy Project’s Open House in Lompoc. Feb 15, 6 PM at Elks Lodge, 905 East Ocean Ave. (5 min.)
  8. Phillips 66 Rail Terminal. While the Phillips 66 lawsuit against the SLO Planning Commission’s denial of the project is pending, the appeal is coming before the Board of Supervisors on March 13. (5 min.)
  9. Open discussion about other items of interest. All (30 min.)
  10. Suggestions for next month’s agenda (March 9).  (5 min.)

2.
FEBRUARY 9 and FEBRUARY 14
Santa Barbara County Seeks Community Input on Pilot Program and Participants for Local Advisory Committee

(There is where the rubber meets the road. In this new era, we need to take every opportunity to be involved in local government. In this case, government is seeking our involvement! Step up! -- SBCAN staff)

The County of Santa Barbara is seeking residents with an interest in informing and/or participating in a proposed Local Advisory Committee and pilot program that aims to reduce criminal justice system involvement for individuals with co-occurring behavioral health and substance abuse conditions. The proposed Santa Barbara County Post-Arrest Diversion and Support (PADS) pilot program would be funded through Prop 47 grant funds that the County is applying for later this month and would divert these individuals to trauma-informed, community-based treatment services as an alternative to jail.

The forum will include an overview of Prop 47, the grant program and the role of a Local Advisory Committee; a brief description of the County’s proposed program; and an open discussion about the most pressing needs of the community, with an emphasis on the target population.  Representatives from the County Department of Behavioral Wellness and the County Executive’s Office will lead the discussion. Staff from other departments who may be in attendance represent Probation, Sheriff, Public Defender and the District Attorney.                                    
Residents interested in participating or learning more can attend a meeting being offered in south and north county as listed below:
  • 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, Board of Supervisors Conference Room; 105 E. Anapamu Street, 4th Floor, Santa Barbara 93101,  
    OR
  • 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, Board of Supervisors Gallery; 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria 93455
Prop 47 is a ballot initiative that was approved in November 2014 seeking to maximize alternatives to incarceration for individuals who commit non-serious and nonviolent drug and property crimes. Prop 47 calls for investing the savings generated from this act into prevention and support programs.
For more information, contact Suzanne Grimmesey at (805) 886-5403.  

3.
SBCAN South County Roundtable meets noon Friday, February 10 at 
NEW LOCATION: Union Bank’s Community Room, 15 East Carrillo St., Santa Barbara (We will meet in the front room this time and in the Board Room for future meetings.)

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order by Dick Flacks. Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
  2. Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees Resolution.  Jonathan Abboud will report on a resolution the Board approved regarding immigrant student rights. (10 min.)
  3. Santa Barbara Progressive Coalition. Susan Epstein, who has worked to organize the Coalition, will report on the work of the nine committees that have been formed. (40 min.)
  4. North County Coalition and Santa Ynez Valley Community Coalition. Ken Hough and others will report on the work to date of these coalitions. (15 min.)
  5. Wind Energy Project’s Open House in Lompoc. Feb 15, 6 PM at Elks Lodge, 905 East Ocean Ave. (5 min.)
  6. Oil and Ag Campaign. Alena Simon will report on Food & Water Watch’s campaign against using oil production water to irrigate crops. (5 min.)
  7. Phillips 66 Rail Terminal. While the Phillips 66 lawsuit against the SLO Planning Commission’s denial of the project is pending, the appeal is coming before the Board of Supervisors on March 13. (5 min.)
  8. SBCAN’s March 12 Brunch and Panel Discussion.  Rep. Salud Carbajal will keynote and Dave Davis will moderate a GREAT (Gathering Resistance and Effective Activism Together) panel. (5 min.)
  9. Brief updates from participants. (2 to 5 min. each)
  10. On-shore Oil Projects in North County. (5 min.)
  11. Open discussion about other items of interest. (10 min.)
  12. Next meeting. Our next meeting is scheduled for February 10. 

4.
Open house to announce the new Strauss wind energy project in Lompoc, 
Wednesday, February 15, at 6 pm at the Elks Lodge in Lompoc.

Click here for a flyer


5.

SBCAN presents "A Century of Song - Still Going Strong" with Charlie King and Bev Grant, Wednesday, February 15 at 7 p.m. at Unity Santa Barbara, 227 W. Arrellaga, Santa Barbara. Suggested donation: $20 at the door

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After 40 years of friendship and mutual admiration Bev Grant and Charlie King are joining forces and taking it on the road. Both grew up in singing families and share roots in the musical and political uproar of the 1960s. With Bev’s powerful guitar work, Charlie’s haunting harmonica accompaniment and a rich array of vocal leads and harmonies they present a repertoire of songs that stands the test of time. It’s a show not to be missed.

Bev Grant is a veteran social activist, feminist, and labor singer-songwriter. She founded and directs the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus. Bev grew up singing and playing in Portland OR. After moving to New York City she devoted herself to topical songwriting and social activism, notably in her band The Human Condition. Her song “We Were There,” written for her multi-media performance piece of the same name, has become an anthem of women in the labor movement.

Charlie King is a musical storyteller and political satirist. He sings and writes passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. Pete Seeger hailed him as “One of the finest singers and songwriters of our time.” He has been at the heart of American folk music for half a century and has been writing songs for over 40 years. 

Anne Feeney says, “Bev Grant has been a constant source of inspiration… a brilliant feminist with a true rock and roll heart. What’s not to love?” 
Peggy Seeger says, "If we had more Charlie Kings in the world I'd be less worried," and Tom Paxton adds, "Luckily, we have him!"
http://www.bevgrant.com/ http://www.charlieking.org/

6.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION 
Saturday, February 18, from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 1150 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria

The Black History Month Celebration theme is “BLACK HISTORY: A LEGACY OF STRENGTH, ROOTED IN THE PAST, MANY CULTURES, ALL SIZES, ALL COLORS, CELEBRATING DIVERSITY.” Doug Moore, Executive Director of UDW and AFSCME International Vice-President, is the keynote speaker.  

Invited dignitaries including Congressman Salud Carbajal representing the 24th Congressional District, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, representing the 19th District and other local government officials have been asked to bring greetings. Additionally, the celebration will feature music, poetry, and dance from various groups/individuals in the Santa Maria and Santa Ynez Valley.

Black History month is observed every February. The celebration began in 1926 when Dr. Carter G. Woodson “was disturbed to find in his studies that history largely ignored the black American population-and when blacks did figure into the picture, it was generally in ways that reflected the inferior social position they were assigned at the time.”  The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of the nation’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln (February 12th) and abolitionist Frederick Douglass (February 14), a self-liberated slave. 

The Celebration is free and open to the public; however, ALL ATTENDEES wishing to receive a free meal MUST contact NAACP President, Lawanda Lyons-Pruitt at (805)-448-7869, UDW Regional Coordinator, Yesenia DeCasaus (805)-349-9656 (o), 951-522-7886 ©, Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley President, Connie Ford (805)-878-8987, or Lompoc Valley Democratic Club President, Janet Blevins (805)-717-4160, to reserve a meal.

The North County Coalition is collaborating to celebrate Black History month. The coalition consists of the Santa Maria-Lompoc Branch of the National Association For The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN), United Domestic Workers (UDW), Central Coast Alliance For A Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), Democratic Club Of Santa Maria Valley, Conflict Solutions Center and the Lompoc Valley Democratic Club.


7.
FEBRUARY 24:
CAUSE Action Fund Reception, 
Friday, February 24, 5:30 - 7:00pm, UDW Hall/CAUSE Action Fund Office, 402 S. Miller Street, Santa Maria
 
Join us for a fun event and learn about the CAF's important social justice work.
 
Appetizers & Light Refreshments 
 
"The great social justice changes in our country have happened when people came together, organized, and took direct action.  It is this right that sustains and nurtures our democracy today." - Dolores Huerta
 
For more information, please call (805) 720-1263 or email:hazel@causenow.org

Register here

8.
MARCH 12:
A GREAT SBCAN event 
on working together in this new era, 
Sunday, March 12 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at El Paseo Restaurant, 10 El Paseo, Santa Barbara

Congressman Salud Carbajal will be the keynote speaker for SBCAN's GREAT (Gathering Resistance and Effective Activism Together) Event! Dave Davis will moderate a panel of activists from some of the leading environmental and social justice organizations in the county to discuss how best to work together in this new era.

Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 12 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at El Paseo Restaurant, 10 El Paseo, Santa Barbara. More details coming soon.


9.
SBCAN's 2017 North County "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner: 
Sunday, June 11 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 3455 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria

Mark you calendar!

We will recognize Terri Zuniga, Vibiana Saavedra, Rona Barrett, Ann & Rob Glasgow and Alma Hernandez for their outstanding contributions to the community.

The winners and the categories they won in:

1.  Vibiana Saavedra, Social Justice Award – For promoting fairness, tolerance, equality, respect and compassion for all people in our community.
2.  Alma Hernandez, Environmental Protection and Sustainability Award – For valuing, protecting, and preserving our natural resources and environment.
3.  Rona Barrett, Giving Back to the Community Award – For giving back selflessly to the community through volunteer activities and community projects.
4.  Ann & Rob Glasgow, Working Families Award - For helping working families to obtain affordable health care, housing, educational and job opportunities; or to improve wages, benefits, working conditions, and worker rights.
5.  Terri Zuniga, “Looking Forward” Award – For strong leadership and vision in community building, civic engagement, and improving the quality of life in our community.


10.
If you haven't renewed your membership, or you haven't been a member before, please read the following letter from 
SBCAN President Margaret Connell and renew, or sign up, now:

Now, more than ever before, given this new and challenging national political climate, is the time to nurture our strong local network of progressive folks to create bridges between environmental and social justice activism.

For fifteen years Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN) has been the preeminent non-profit organization working on both sustainability and social justice issues throughout the county. We have many partner organizations, to be sure, but we always strive to be countywide and working on a wide range of progressive issues—especially looking for issues that might fall through the cracks otherwise.

With increasing competition for foundation support, we are all the more reliant on our members, major donors, and fundraisers. Therefore, we hope that you will make a membership donation that suits your budget and helps SBCAN continue its educational and advocacy role.

If you can, please consider becoming a major donor with a contribution of $500 or more.

It is easy to contribute here.

If you prefer to mail a check, please send it payable to SBCAN, P.O. Box 6174, Santa Maria, CA 93456. Please see Membership Application below or click here for a pdf version.

Sincerely,

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Margaret Connell, President

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Ken Hough
SBCAN Executive Director
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805.563.0463
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