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Lightning Talks: What’s Next Santa Cruz?

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.


$10 General, $8 Students, $5 MAH Members, FREE for children under 5


Want to participate? Contact Helen at helen@santacruzmah.org


February 17
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States