Join Simon Kerry for a presentation on his new publication, Miss Chase: Santa Barbara’s Trailblazer, chronicling the life, prescience, importance and legacy of Pearl Chase and her work in Santa Barbara and beyond.
Pearl Chase’s strength of personality, maturity, intelligence and leadership qualities formed the bedrock that enabled her to look outwards and achieve so much in her lifetime.
In his book, Kerry traces Chase’s early life and collegiate years at UC Berkeley through to her return to Santa Barbara and indelible impact on both California and the nation. During a tumultuous period in American history in the early twentieth century, she paved a way for not only the environmentalist movement but also for women’s influence in politics in the federal and local civic spheres. Her compassionate, charitable nature extended to many cultural groups and causes, evident in her vocal support of protecting the lands and customs of Native Americans in the southwest.
The talk asks the questions: What can we learn from Pearl, her pioneering activities and the causes to which she tirelessly devoted herself? What is the enduring legacy of this remarkable woman?
Wednesday, February 7 · 5:30 – 7pm PST
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
136 East de la Guerra Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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