Ventura County's 35th Annual


“Lives end when we are silent...

Get in trouble, good trouble.”



2021 Observance and Celebration

10:00 AM  Online Celebration


Join us for the LIVE broadcast available online through Zoom, Facebook Live, and YouTube.

“Lives end when we are silent... Get in trouble, good trouble.”

Keynote Speaker: Tamika Jean-Baptiste, AMGEN Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Cost: Free

Download the 2021 Program PDF

How to Join the Live Stream


The live stream will be available at 10AM on January 18. We recommend joining via Zoom for the best participant experience. The event will also stream live on Facebook.


4:30 PM  "Drive-in" Rebroadcast


Join the community for a special “drive-in” rebroadcast of the morning’s event at OPAC.

Location: Oxnard Performing Arts Center (OPAC)

800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030

Arrive early, parking is limited.


Cost: Free


Limited Edition 2021 T-Shirts Now Available!

Keynote Speaker
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AMGEN Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Tamika has over 25 years in the biopharmaceutical space and began her career journey with Johnson & Johnson.  Tamika joined Amgen, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, in 2001 as a specialty sales representative in Dallas TX and over the past 19 years has gained diverse experiences including sales/account management leadership, marketing and value & access to medicine.  

Tamika currently serves as the lead for Global Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (DI&B) at Amgen and is responsible for shaping strategies to ensure our workforce reflects the globally diverse communities we serve while maintaining an environment where this diverse workforce can fully contribute to our mission to serve patients.   Throughout her career, Tamika has been a champion for diversity, inclusion & belonging personally & professionally and feels an inherent responsibility to support and mentor others to find their authentic voice and professional purpose.  

Tamika received Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State University and Global Executive MBA from TRIUM (NYU, London School of Economics, HEC Paris).  Tamika, her husband Christopher and their son Sebastien recently relocated from New York City to the Los Angeles area and look forward to creating new family experiences on the west coast.  

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