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Big Talk Summer Solstice Fun for the Community


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Hi friends!

Thank you so much for coming out to our first-ever Big Talk Santa Monica Summer Solstice event! Fighting modern-day loneliness, fostering community belonging, and building empathy and curiosity across borders – is what Big Talk is all about!! Thank you to the 100+ people who showed up to celebrate with us. Thank you HRC Santa Monica and Santa Monica Civic Well Being partners for being our official sponsors. Thank you Alfalfa, Box Union, See Santa Monica, Boba Lab Santa Monica, Health Aid Kombucha, Steep Into It, and Cycle Bar for providing food, drinks, and decorations. 🙂

This was the first-ever public event we have held for Big Talk and we want to do more!! If you have any ideas for collaborations, sponsorships, funding opportunities, or something else – please reach out. And remember, you are not alone!! We are all in this life together.

  • Please, please fill out this survey so that you can come to another Big Talk event. We need to show results in order to be able to apply to host another Big Talk event. We need at least ten responses. Please be 1 of the 10 kind souls who fill out the survey. 🙂

  • Check out this video recap of the evening!

  • We have another Big Talk music event at a private residence next Wednesday, July 6th. Please reply to this email and let me know if you are interested in attending, and I will share more details.

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Testimonials from the Event

“Went to my first Big Talk event this week. It felt like an enlightened house party – thought-provoking conversation, quality people, and live music on the beach. ” 

“I met so many people from the community who I wouldn’t have met if not for Big Talk. I love how the stage is set for open minds & open hearts to be in meaningful dialogue in the name of community, connection & fun. Looking forward to more events!”

“After years of isolation due to the pandemic, we need events like this more than ever now, events that bring the community together and remind people that they are not alone. It was so beautiful to be welcomed into a space that celebrates what makes each of us different and unique as well as what similarities we can realize that we all share. I’m so excited for the next one!”

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