Regional Equity Initiative Launch

On December 7, 2021 we celebrated the launch of the Regional Equity Initiative. The event was held at Direct Relief in Santa Barbara, and was also livestreamed online. The launch featured a presentation and discussion of key findings from the just-released Central Coast Regional Equity Study. The presenters were Dr. Manuel Pastor (USC Equity Research Institute), Dr. Alice O’Connor (UCSB Blum Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy), and Dr. Marcos Vargas (The Fund for Santa Barbara).