We, the organizers of the Local Justice Alliance, are committed to building a just, equitable, connected and resilient Santa Barbara community.
Our initial goal is to create a BIPOC-advised (Black Indigenous People of Color) association of local Santa Barbara businesses committed to racial equity, and to guide and support those businesses in their efforts through consulting, education and accountability.
We’ll do this by:
Offering educational antiracist resources that advance race equity understanding and encourage meaningful action
Connecting businesses with racial justice consultants and educators for skillful guidance and support in their efforts
Hosting regular community meetings for Alliance members to address complex issues of race and equity together
Facilitating dialogue between Alliance members and local BIPOC community leaders
Offering holistic racial justice evaluation services along with recommended protocols for integrating changes
Providing the accountability and ongoing support required to sustain change
Extending a forum for the social emotional learning, restorative justice, targeted consulting and community building efforts needed for a connected and resilient local community
We are seeking initial funding to:
Pay our BIPOC advisory team just compensation
Establish a functional business membership structure, and
Begin the community outreach needed to enroll businesses into the program