Women’s March L.A. January 21, 2017

 

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baba2films along with 750,000 other people marched in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Stan Roden and Phyllis de Picciotto interviewed dozens of people along the parade route about why they were there and the message they hoped to send to the Trump administration. This film contains a few of their comments.

Gary Sangenito, “He Shows Up”

 

“People show they care when they show up,” according to SB Fire Chief Pat McElroy. “Gary shows up.” He provides a “steady-Eddie” bass guitar beat for dozens of bands around the Central Coast, many gratis or at reduced rates—all after he finishes a grueling day installing roofs.

Bruce and David Corwin, “The Organization, The Business And The Community”

The current Corwins, Bruce and David, are the third and fourth generations to operate movie theaters, which in Santa Barbara has occurred continuously since 1948. Bruce provides some of his fascinating family history and Bruce and David provide a ‘yin-and-yang’ perspective on balancing business with giving back to the community.

David Asbell, “How Do You Jump Off A Tiger?”

In the heart of downtown for more than 100 years, the Lobero Theatre has provided an important venue for the arts. Under David’s leadership, it has been modernized and it continues to offer a rich and often dazzling variety of music and dance entertainment

Barbara Ireland, “The Bright Light Is Always You”

A dear friend died from breast cancer at too early age. In her honor, Barbara created the Walk and Run for Breast Cancer, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research.

Lee Heller, “A Force Of Nature”

 

A former English professor moved to SB and dedicated her life, energy and resources to protect animals and our precious local environment and effectively promote social justice causes.

Mark Asman, “Extending Always The Hand Of Friendship”

As one of the first ‘out’ gay priests in the Episcopal Church, Mark explains his difficult journey, while others provide witness to the indelible mark he has made for social justice and equality in Santa Barbara.

DOUG MERSHON | “Mr. Doug, Mr. Doug”

Doug Mershon is an electrician by trade, who possesses more energy than produced at Grand Coulee Dam. ‘Mr. Doug-Mr. Doug’ uses his unique teaching talents to help Eastside SB kids learn and excel with difficult math concepts and to apply his construction skills for Habitat For Humanity.

JENNIFER PARKS, “A Servant’s Heart”

It is an understatement that our society does not deal realistically with death. Initially a trained birthing nurse, JENNIFER PARKS  came to SB where she has lovingly created meaningful programs for those who might have died without anyone to mourn or celebrate their lives.

DENNIS APEL | Living Their Truth

Dennis and his wife Tensie have devoted their adult lives to serve others (Catholic Worker Movement in Guadalupe, CA) and to protesting against US military expenditures (VAFB) while failing to provide adequate education, housing, health care, food security, transportation, etc. for the working poor.