Climate Equity & Culture: Rethinking What Makes an Environmentalist
Chris will unpack environmental justice and the need for culture change to occur simultaneously with policy changes. Re-building relationships between the natural world and communities of color, centering awareness and resiliency into the minds and hearts of Black and Brown youth.
The Sea League
Chris Ragland is a community organizer on a mission to make the ocean a safe space for every race. His new project, The Sea League, aims to diversify coastal zones by creating a year-round ocean sports league that is accessible to low-income youth of color. He has a “fun first” approach to addressing climate change, creating pathways to environmental stewardship through time spent in marine habitats. Chris brings over 15 years of experience as a diver, spearfisher, kayak guide, and surfer with a B.A. in Environmental Studies at UCSB.
Asude Altintas – Bringing Heart to Science Education
Mar 1, 2023 12:00 PM in Pacific Time
Asude will talk about the “double-winged” approach in education. She learned about this idea at YGA, an NGO in Turkey. They believe children need to be double-winged, competent, and compassionate to make a positive impact by using their minds and hearts together.
Sarah E. McDonald – Cancer: How we show up for others in crisis
Mar 29, 2023 04:00 PM in Pacific Time
At 44, Sarah McDonald was newly married, newly promoted, and planning pregnancy. It felt like a time of new beginnings when suddenly she was diagnosed with a rare, incurable cancer. Two months later, she was diagnosed with another unrelated cancer. In this conversation, we’ll explore how we show up, especially with many challenges in the past few years.
Jennifer Karapetian – Imprisoned in a web of trauma
Apr 19, 2023 04:00 PM in Pacific Time
Intergenerational trauma can lead to a perpetual cycle of substance abuse, addiction, mental health disorders, child abuse, interpersonal violence, and other criminal behavior. We can break the cycle of intergenerational trauma through greater access to mental health and substance abuse treatment, education, and community awareness.
Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD – The Long Road to Awareness: Breaking down barriers in long covid research
May 31, 2023 04:00 PM in Pacific Time
There is irrefutable data on the underpinnings of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (aka Long COVID). However, despite the burgeoning research on the topic, it has taken some time for the medical community and the general public to recognize the existence and severity of Long Covid.
OUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY
NAVIGATING THROUGH COVID-19
The world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
At TEDxSantaBarbara, we believe it is our role and responsibility to prioritize two things: the health and the well-being of our community while also playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders as they work to contain the virus. Through that lens, we will continue to make decisions with vigilance and courage informed by the latest science-based information.
As of now, we are postponing our main event in the Fall, to the first weekend in November 2021.