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Engage, support, and give for Give Out Day; Tyke Tunes; Youth Leadership; Yerba Buena Picnic and Movie; Breathrough Conversations; and more.
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Hi families & friends! 

We love that you and your family participate in our programs and have come to rely on Our Family Coalition over and over again for so many things. We feel lucky to be part of your family and hope you are inspired to support our work in honor of nationaGiveOUT Day.

Please help us reach our $4,000 goal by giving any amount that works for you and your family.  No amount is too small and, for that matter, no amount is too large.  It all counts.

Donate TODAY so we have the necessary funds to continue working to make our nation a more inclusive place for ALL of our families. 

In gratitude,

Your friends at Our Family Coalition 

Upcoming Events

Tyke Tunes

Tyke Tunes is movement and music, sharing and play for young children and their adults, put on by Boom Shake.

Register: Click Here!
When:  May 17, June 21, 10am-12pm
Where: Lotus Bloom Family Resource Center, 2008 Park Blvd, Oakland

Youth Leadership & Empowerment

This practical series will bring youth together to learn to be assertive when bullied, to be an ally, and to build a toolbox of skills. Participants will find an expressive voice and move around and play to keep energized.

Attendees are encouraged to attend all three workshops.

Register: Click Here!
When: Sundays, May 18, 25, June 1, 11am-2pm Please note new time!
Where: Our Family Coalition Office, 1385 Mission St. Suite 340, San Francisco

You bring your picnic lunch and your kids, we bring a sweet discount on movie tickets. We all have a blast eating, playing in the grass, and then watching a movie! Movie choice TBA. 

Register: Click Here!
When: May 24, 11:30am-2pm
Where: Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade, 750 Howard, San Francisco

Breakthrough Conversations for LGBTQ Families and Advocates

Back by popular demand! This transformative, research-based, advocacy tool will help you deepen your practice of powerful one-on-one conversations for equity. Our trainers will share the latest messaging research and coach you and your family members to have powerful breakthrough conversations about LGBTQ people and our families. 

Registration: Click Here!
When: Thursday, May 29
Where: Berkeley Public Library - South Branch, 1901 Russell St., Berkeley
Contact: renata@ourfamily.org
Childcare and dinner provided. Space is limited. Sign up today!

Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day

OFC has partnered with Mombian to invite you to the 9th Annual Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day on Monday, June 2!

Here’s how it works:
  • Bloggers should post at their own blogs, YouTube channels, or other public social media channels on a topic related to LGBTQ families on or before June 2, 2014, then submit the links to your entries here. Mombian will showcase the full list of participants at Mombian.com on June 2 for all to see.
  • Additionally, you may tweet in support of LGBTQ families on June 2 and include the hashtag #lgbtqfamilies. Mombian will display the tweets in a scrolling box at www.mombian.com throughout the day. The hashtag can also be followed using most popular Twitter software.
 

Community Announcements & Events

Do you wonder if your cell phone, computer, & TV are making you sick? Do you wonder about the effect of these devices on you and your children? Do you want to know how you can protect yourself and your family? Join Dr. Kelly for an important talk on Technology & Your Health. Monday, May 19, 10-11:30 AM, 1710 Scott St, San Francisco. Register at parentsplaceonline.org or ask at reception.

The Alameda is hosting 4 FREE events in May to honor the spirit and legacy of Harvey Milk. This includes a family friendly art project and student celebration at the Alameda Main Library on May 31st from 10 to 11:30. For more information about this event.

Adoption Connection invites you to an important workshop on "Mental Health Diagnosis in Birth Family History." Facilitated by Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF's Department of Psychiatry Melanie de Luna, MD on June 2, 7-9:30 pm in SF. Adoption professionals will discuss how adoptive families make decisions and manage relationships with birth parents with mental health diagnoses. Click here for registration and details.

Save the date for family-friendly Frameline Films! "20 Lies, 4 Parents and a Little Egg" has two screenings: June 22, 1:30pm at Roxie Theatre, June 28, 1:30pm at Victoria Theatre. "Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy" screens on June 22, 6:30pm at Victoria Theatre. We hope you will join us at the theater! 

More opportunities for LGBTQ families!

Ongoing Groups


Transgender Parent Support Group  

Registration: Click Here!
When:  May 17, June 21, 10am-12pm 

Where: San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market St.

East Bay Parent-Child Playgroup Ages 0-5  

Registration: Click Here!
When: Tuesdays, May 20, 27, 10-11:30am
Where: Lotus Bloom Family Resource Center, 2008 Park Blvd, Oakland
 

 

Queer Family Night  

Registration: Click Here! Admission to the Museum is FREE.
When: 3rd Wednesdays, May 21, June 18, 5:30-7:30pm 
Where: Children's Creativity Museum, 221 4th St., San Francisco

San Francisco Parent-Child Play Group Ages 0-5

Registration: Click Here!
When: Monday,  May 26, June 9, 23, 10-11:30m
Where: Jamaroo Kids, 2001 Pine St., San Francisco



Mamas and Papas East Bay

Registration: Click Here!
When: 1st Wednesdays, June 4, 5:30-7:30m
Where: Habitot Children’s Discovery Museum 2065 Kittredge St., Berkeley

Shake, Rattle, and Roll Ages 0-5 

Registration: Click Here!
When: June 7, 10am-12pm
Where: Lotus Bloom Family Resource Center, 2008 Park Blvd, Oakland

GOT GIVE? Help us reach our goal of $4,000 to fund 500+ kids of LGBTQ parents who participate in our playgroups and community programs! Continue reading...



Our Family Coalition advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy.

 
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