For the Love of Black People: Historical Exhibit

Healing Justice Santa Barbara (HJSB) has prepared a historical exhibit centered on a visual Black history timeline on the traditional, ancestral, and unseeded territory of the Chumash on which this exhibit is organized.

Part of this work, in this moment, is telling the full truth of the Black experience and disrupting the lies of erasure and white supremacy. When the truth is told, stories of Black and Indigenous solidarity, Black and Latinx partnerships and Black joy making emerge. HJSB commits to continuing the tradition of Black kin-keepers — notably Sojourner Kincaid Rolle and Cedric Robinson — knowing that histories must be collected and retold to counter false narratives of white-centered history which obscure Black efforts to create family, joy, and community.

Opening Reception: ‘Freedom’: An Evening of Poetry & Jazz on Lambert
June 20, from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
By invitation only. R.S.V.P. is required. With inquiries, please email:

Public Opening at 6:30 p.m.
The exhibition is open to the public at 6.30 p.m.

Pacifica Graduate InstituteSouth Hall
249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013

The exhibit will remain open June 21-23, 9:00-5:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Mila Kon at or (805) 898-2926.

Understanding our history is critical to the development of our understanding of ourselves. Juneteenth, which celebrates the emancipation of enslaved peoples in the United States, is a time for remembrance and reflection. Pacifica Graduate Institute and Fielding Graduate University are pleased to partner with organizations in the community to commemorate Juneteenth, gather as a community, and learn further about the Black history in Santa Barbara and beyond.