Please save the date and join us on Thursday, August 1st from 5:30 – 8 PM at Shop Surf on Soquel for our upcoming free, event Just Environmentalism: An evening of lightning-style talks on sustainability and justice, youth ocean access, and representation in environmental education.
In collaboration with Ventana Surfboards and Shop Surf, the panel of speakers will include Santa Cruz City Councilmember Dr. Justin Cummings, Program Director of UCSC’s Doris Duke Conservation Scholars; Sara Lozano, Marketing Manager of Watsonville’s Sambrailo Packaging; and Claudia Pineda Tibbs, bilingual and bicultural ocean educator and sustainability expert. We will learn from these leaders about how to support a more inclusive environmental community, an issue of great importance to O’Neill Sea Odyssey as the majority of the youth we serve do not have access to vital coastal and ocean experiences. The program will culminate in a robust group discussion.
Huge gratitude to David Dennis and David McIntosh for hosting, and many thanks to our generous food and beverage donors, Woodstock’s Pizza and Discretion Brewery (please try to remember to BYO mug to reduce waste!).
While the evening is free to attend and all are encouraged to join, donations graciously accepted at the event will support O’Neill Sea Odyssey’s bus transportation scholarships.
Please RSVP on Facebook, and share this event widely with your friends and colleagues!