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3rd Friday: Lightning Talks “What’s Next Santa Cruz?”





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5 minute spitfire talks from local policymakers, immigrants, activists– everyone who wonders ‘What’s next?’ as we enter into the new year.

6:00PM – Music by The Frogman Experience

6:30PM – Lightning Talks

7:30 – 8:30PM – Meet the presenters & more music by The Frogman Experience

SPEAKERS in order of appearance

Rick Longinotti on the choice the City will be making between a new 5-level garage or financing for commuting incentives.

Pauline Margret Seales from the Santa Cruz Climate Action Network on climate change, simple lifestyles, and saving the innocents.

Jamie Keil from the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History on how museum spaces impact youth for the future.

Levi EagleFeather from Sicangu Lakota, Rosebud, South Dakota of  Iron Eaglefeather Project on cultural reparation and restorative justice, for all people. Learn his perspective of respect and reciprocity to help decolonize and refresh the mind.

Mariah Tanner on the meaning of compassion breaks and the impacts rippling from it.

Santa Cruz Mayor Cynthia Chase on the future of our city.

Keshav Kumar on the future of community outreach in Santa Cruz via social media.

Robert Singleton from Santa Cruz Fiber on the keys to preserving our county’s eclectic nature and diversity during current economic and demographic shifts.

Thomas Dawson from the Santa Cruz Music Festival on our city’s abundant and rich music scene.

Ted Bond from the Santa Cruz All Ages Music Collective on the question of where the next generation of musicians come from.

Neil Pearlberg from Off The Lip Radio on the many flavorful and interesting characters of Santa Cruz County.



The Frogman Experience is a theatrical funk ensemble that aims to inspire positive thoughts and personal transformation. Live shows feature skits and songs of multiple genres while trees, mushrooms and bushes create an enticing performance background.

The band was originally motivated by a vision Justin (Frogman) had during a powerful healing ceremony. The goals as a group are to awaken the creative spirit in as many people as possible and to remind them of our essential connection to the natural world.




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