Launch Livestream: Central Coast Regional Equity Study

Event Date: 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm

Event Contact: 

Joanne Nowak (

The Central Coast Regional Equity Study marks a critical first step toward initiating and framing equity-centered conversations in policy advocacy and community organizing, with research and analysis of equity indicators related to the social, economic, civic, and environmental well-being of our rapidly diversifying Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties region. Guided by a transformative vision rooted in equity, sustainability, and justice, together we offer this initiative’s first report, Towards a Just and Equitable Central Coast, with the hope that it serves as a starting point for discussion about the region’s racial, economic, environmental, and political inequities.


Please join The Fund for Santa Barbara, UCSB Blum Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy and the USC Equity Research Institute for the livestreamed launch of the Regional Equity Initiative. 


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Tuesday, December 7th

3:00 - 4:15pm 


Please register to receive the livestream link!


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The event will feature a presentation and discussion of key findings from the just-released Central Coast Regional Equity Study.


With Dr. Manuel Pastor (USC Equity Research Institute), Dr. Alice O’Connor (UCSB Blum Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy), Dr. Marcos Vargas (The Fund for Santa Barbara). 


We hope you can join us!