"Where to Invade Next," Edible Garden, NC Awards Dinner

Santa Barbara County Action Network
Action Alert
April 30, 2016

1. Special showing of Michael Moore’s new film "Where to Invade Next," Tuesday, May 3, in SB
2. Green Team is working on Edible Landscaping Demonstration Garden, Sunday, May 1, in SM
3. North County "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner, Sunday, May 22, in SM


1. Special showing of Michael Moore’s new film "Where to Invade Next"

Tuesday May 3 at 7 p.m.

UCSB MultiCultural Center 
University Center Room 1504 
University of California, Santa Barbara



In conjunction with the NEXT SYSTEM TEACH-IN, 
a film that inspires and entertains us by dramatizing what we can learn about social possibilities and making our lives better by learning from places like Italy, France, Scandinavia and Iceland.
After the film showing—a dialog with Professors Constance Penley and Dick Flacks.

 2. Green Team is working on the Edible Landscaping Demonstration Garden
in Santa Maria, Sunday, May 1 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Leonardo Espinoza Jr. is leading this "fun day" at the Edible Landscaping Demonstration Garden. He says:

Spring is here. Time to get back in the garden. Bring your garden gloves and get ready to spruce up the garden. Invite your family and friends. Hope to see you there.

For more information, contact Leonardo Espinoza at [email protected].

 3. North County "Looking Forward" Awards Dinner

Please join us in honoring outstanding community leaders during our 
2016 North County “Looking Forward” Awards Dinner Sunday, May 22.

Thanks to the sponsors who have signed up so far:

"Looking Forward" 
United Food & Commercial Workers Local 770

Silver Sponsors
Fund for Santa Barbara
May Kwok
United Domestic Workers Local 3930 AFL-CIO

Bronze Sponsors
Daniel & Priscilla Ng
Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley
Law Office of Marc Chytilo
Lompoc Valley Democratic Club
McCune Foundation
Santa Maria-Lompoc Branch of the NAACP
Los Padres Chapter of the Sierra Club

Each year Santa Barbara County Action Network honors individuals, businesses and organizations for their outstanding contributions to the community.  The dinner will be held on Sunday, May 22 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 3455 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria. 

The dinner this year is dedicated to the memory of Joann Marmolejo and Jerry Connor.

This year’s award recipients are:

  • Chuck Madson, “Looking Forward” Award, for strong leadership and vision in community building, civic engagement, and improving the quality of life in our community.
  • Patricia Solorio, 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.
  • Franca Bongi Lockard, Social Justice Award, for promoting fairness, tolerance, equality, respect and compassion for all people in our community.
  • Rosemary Holmes, Giving Back to the Community Award, for giving back selflessly to the community through volunteer activities and community projects.
  • Doug Jenzen, Environmental Protection & Sustainability Award, for valuing, protecting, and preserving our natural resources and environment.

Tickets are available now at www.sbcan.org/events.

SBCAN is a countywide, grassroots organization, dedicated to creating sustainable communities by promoting social and economic justice and preserving our communities’ environmental and agricultural resources.