Tag archives: Sojourner Kincaid Rolle

Black History Month 2024: The Obsidian Scholars Poetry Jam
By Joanne A Calitri   |   February 20, 2024

Black History Month is dedicated to African Americans and the Arts. In Week Two we give it up for the young Obsidian Scholars at the Gateway Educational Services Goleta, who presented their original poetry in fond memory of Santa Barbara poet laureate, activist, and local institution Sojourner Kincaid Rolle. The event was held at Soul […]

In Memoriam
By MJ Readers and Staff   |   January 2, 2024

Irma Jurkowitz Irma Jurkowitz – a local philanthropist and dear wife of husband Morrie Jurkowitz – had been a resident of Montecito for more than 50 years, and in that time quietly made a lasting mark on the community she loved. The private Jurkowitz Family Foundation is a funding source for various charity projects, and […]

Sojourner Kincaid Rolle’s ‘Free at Last’ Book Release
By Joanne A Calitri   |   September 27, 2022

The poet, playwright, activist, and local elder for Santa Barbara County Black History, Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, has released a new book titled Free at Last: A Juneteenth Poem, illustrated by Alex Bostic, published by Sterling Books/Union Square Kids. This hardcover 10 x 10 inch 32-page poem/picture book tells the story of the end of slavery […]

Black History Month: Talking About the Issues with Healing Justice Santa Barbara
By Joanne A Calitri   |   March 1, 2022

“Black History is World History” We read and hear this, but are we listening? Are we showing up to support the Black/African community we share this town with, to learn and heal, to ensure they feel safe and free to be who they are to live and thrive here? To begin our important work in […]

Romance in the Library
By Kim Crail   |   February 8, 2022

In the mood for a steamy read or just a happily ever after? We could all use some healthy distraction these days and Montecito Library staff are preparing for one of our favorite displays: “Blind Date with a Book.” Rather than judging a book by its cover, author, or genre, let us surprise you with […]

Arts In Lockdown #29: Rod Rolle, Photographer and Musician
By Joanne A Calitri   |   June 10, 2021

Rod Rolle is both an esteemed professional news and public relations photographer and local jazz drummer with Tom Murray of 30 years in their duo, The Stiff Pickle Orchestra. His motto “Images with A Global View” is most accurate, currently an affiliate with SIPA USA, he has worked as a stringer for Getty Images, Associated […]