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Join us for East Bay Community Playtime; learn your social security rights at a Town Hall; join us for a youth creative writing workshop and tour of the SF botanical gardens; and more!
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Queer Family Racial & Economic Justice Roundtable

Hello Families,

How can I be part of the movement for racial justice and involve my family? This question sparked the idea for a Racial Justice Roundtable specifically focusing on how LGBTQ families can engage as activists in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. OFC has been hosting a transformative community roundtable where families can better understand our roles and values and how we want to collectively to be involved in seeking racial and economic justice for all families. We are meeting for the third time on April 11th and have a diverse and committed group of parent-leaders and families ready for action. Want to join us? Contact Tarah@OurFamily.org for the latest information.
 
In solidarity because Black Lives Matter,

Tarah Fleming   
Education Director    

Upcoming Events

East Bay Community Playtime

Enjoy outdoor games, a community market, fun multicultural activities, arts and crafts, and story time by the Oakland Library. 
 
Registration: Click here!
When:  Saturday, April 4, 11:30am - 2pm
Where:  Youth Uprising Skate Park, 8711 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland

Know Your Rights Town Hall

Join us for a town hall meeting to discuss: "Social Security and the LGBT Community: A Financial Boost to same-sex couples and their communities."
 
Registration: Click here!
When:  Tuesday, April 7, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St.,
Oakland

Youth Unity Project: Creative Writing Workshop

In this series, youth ages 11-24 will craft their personal stories through letter writing, art, and performance. This session focuses on writing. Dinner provided.
 
Registration: Click here!
When:  Friday, April 10, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Where:
Our Family Coalition, 1385 Mission St., Ste. 340, San Francisco

Family Scrapbooking Group

Chat with other LGBTQ families while reflecting on your family story. Bring photos, either hard copy or electronic, along with any special "scraps" that you may want to include. We'll supply dinner, childcare (for kids not joining the scrapbooking), and fun scrapbooking materials, plus tips and tricks to get you started.
 
Registration: Click here!
When:  Monday, April 20, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Where: Folio Books, 3957 24th St.,
San Francisco



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Community Announcements

GaybyBoom - a potluck and info series for prospective parents
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, April 8, 22, from 6:30 - 8 PM
Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County, 2118 Willow Pass Rd., 2nd Floor, Concord, CA
GaybyBoom is a series of 7 potlucks and informational presentations for LGBTQ people interested in starting a family.
See the Rainbow Community Center website and GaybyBoom's Facebook page for more info.

Bay Regional Family Gathering: Exploring Intersections of Adoption, Family, & Race
Saturday, April 11, 2-5pm
Emeryville
PACT invites families with children ages 5 to 10 years old to come for a day of a community with their tween & teen club members. More info and register here.

El Canto del Colibrí (Song of the Hummingbird): Community Screening, Dialogue & Celebration
Saturday, April 25th
1021 81st Avenue Community Library, Oakland
Screening of a short documentary featuring Latino immigrant fathers of LGBTQ children. More information at Somos Familia's Facebook page.

LGBTQ Parents and Parents-to-be
Mondays, 6-7:15PM (Monthly, $15)
Sundays, 3:30-4:30pm (Weekly, free)

Natural Resources, 1367 Valencia Street San Francisco
For more information visit www.store.naturalresources-sf.com/classes.

Survey for Lesbian/Queer Women - Conception Product Design
A graduate student team at California College of the Arts is designing products and services to support LGBTQI folks in having a positive, safe, and supportive at-home conception experience. They would love anyone interested in having kids, currently trying to conceive, pregnant, and/or with kids to complete this quick 5-10 MINUTE SURVEY.

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Ongoing Groups

Mamas and Papas East Bay

Registration: Click here!
When: 1st Wednesdays, April 1, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Habitot Children’s Discovery Museum 2065 Kittredge St., Berkeley

East Bay Parent-Child Playgroup Ages 0-5

Registration: Click here!
When: Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28. 9-10:30am
Where: Lotus Bloom, 555 19th St., Oakland  

SF Parent-Child Play Group Ages 0-5
New day! New location!

Registration: Click here!
When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, April 9, 23, 10:00 - 11:30am
Where:
Children's Council, 445 Church St., San Francisco
 

Queer Family Night  

Registration: Click here!
When: Wednesday, April 15, 5:30-7:30pm 
Where: Children's Creativity Museum, 221 4th St., San Francisco

Transgender Parent Support Group  

Registration: Click here!
When:  Saturday, April 18, 10am-12pm 
Where: SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market St., San Francisco
 

Gay Future Dads

For time and location, visit the Gay Future Dads Facebook page!

 


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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