Healing Justice Santa Barbara aspires to uplift all Black/African Americans to affirm that they are deserving of safety, love, equity, respect, and joy. We do this with the goals of providing a Black/African American Cultural Resource Center, celebrating and funding the Arts, Public Safety, Support for Our Youth in Education, Environmental Justice and Sustainability, Outreach, and Meaningful Collaborations.
Formed in May 2020 in response to the de-stabilizing impacts of racism and anti-blackness, we aspire to build resilient communities for the African diaspora and other marginalized people along the Central Coast.
We understand that our collective healing and liberation is essential to creating a more equitable Santa Barbara, therefore we center, uplift, and meaningfully create space that empowers ALL Black people including; Black LGBTQ+ people, Black people with disabilities, undocumented Black people, underserved Black people and Black people that speak in African American English. In keeping with the principles of a healing justice framework, we demand that self-care be reimagined as collective investment in community care.