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September 11, 2017

‘Equal Means Equal’ Screening in Santa Barbara

Saturday, August 26th, is “Women’s Equality Day,” bringing attention to the fact that the Equal Rights Amendment, which was created decades ago, has never been ratified. KCSB’s Lisa Osborn spoke with Catherine Swysen, president of the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee, about a film screening the group is hosting on this topic – and other efforts the group is making to ensure that women have a ‘seat at the table.’ Interview with Catherine Swysen
July 22, 2017

Young Feminists at Transition House

Family homelessness disproportionately affects women, who are more likely to have experienced domestic abuse and make up the majority of parents in homeless families. Young women with children are especially at risk. The SBWPC Young Feminists Committee decided to volunteer to help this community in Santa Barbara by providing a dinner service at Transition House. Transition House’s mission is to provide a solution for family homelessness, through temporary or long-term housing, education and career development for adults, child care and support for school-aged children, and help with relocating families to stable, permanent housing (transitionhouse.com). Members from the Committee collected donations, purchased ingredients, and prepared and served meals for almost 50 residents. Engaging with the parents and children at Transition House […]
April 10, 2017

Let’s Be Bold for Change

On January 21, we started the year by participating in the historic Women’s March in Los Angeles, 600 strong, marching in unity and solidarity with hundreds of thousands of women and men of all ages and background.   Many of you who could not join us marched here in Santa Barbara.  Our voices joined the voices of thousands of women across America, Europe, Australia, and Africa.    We stood tall to show that we will not tolerate the regressive politics of fear and hatred.   So began the Activist Year. It is easy to be distracted by the non-sense happening in Washington but we must not lose our focus on the issues that matter.  It is more important than ever to commit to […]
January 19, 2017

Women’s March, Los Angeles – Interview

Surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, scheduled for this Friday, many workshops and marches will be taking place. On Saturday, January 21, there will be a March for Women taking place in Los Angeles. Involved in the organization of this march is the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee. KCSB’s Nkechi Ikem interviews Catherine Swysen, President of Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee. Listen on Soundcloud