Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Great News!

Thank you to the San Francisco USD Board of Education for their unanimous votes to strengthen SFUSD's Anti-Discrimination program!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Support San Francisco USD Anti-Harassment Resolution

(from Our Family Coalition- please forward to families you think may be interested)

Dear Families and Supporter,

We are pleased to announce that Our Family Coalition has drafted a letter of support for the Anti-Harassment Resolution introduced by San Francisco School Board Member Sandra Fewer to strengthen the anti-discrimination and anti-harassment protections in order to enhance the learning environment for SFUSD’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students. The Resolution is scheduled to be heard by the Board of Education on February 9, 2010. The letter has been sent to the SF Board of Education.

Sandra Fewer has let us know there has been some opposition, so we are asking that your families continue to show your support. Please come out to the hearing and have your voice heard.

The meeting will be on Tuesday, February 9th, 6pm at Irving G. Breyer Board Meeting Room, 555 Franklin Street, 1st Floor, San Francisco.

We hope to see you there!


Our Family Coalition Staff

If you would like more information on this resolution please contact

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Off and Running

Hello! My name is Jolynne Holloman and I am writing to let you know about an upcoming screening of the award winning documentary film Off and Running, directed by Nicole Opper.

The film will be shown at the San Francisco Doc Fest Film Festival on Sunday, October 18th at 7pm and we would love to invite you and members of your organization to join us at our screening!

Off and Running tells the coming of age story of Avery, the adopted daughter of two Jewish lesbians struggling to connect with her African-American roots. The film follows Avery as she attempts to contact her birth mother, a choice which propels Avery into her own complicated exploration of race, identity, and family.

On a national level we have been working with Family Equality Council but we've also organized great local benefits with groups like Our Family Coalition and COLAGE. Our Family Coalition will be an official co-sponsor of the DocFest screening. Off and Running is already raising awareness about LGBT family issues on the festival circuit, and we will eventually reach an even larger audience through our national broadcast on the award-winning PBS series P.O.V. in Fall 2010.

Doc Fest is San Francisco’s premier documentary only film festival and the theatrical release of Off and Running in San Francisco in spring 2010 is contingent on the performance of the film at Doc Fest. If we do have a theatrical release in the spring it will be held in conjunction with a full week of panel discussions, workshops, and various community engagement activities that we would love for you to be a part of! Thank you for your support and we hope to hear from you soon.

Jolynne Holloman

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Changes to the 0-5 Mamas and Papas Group

The 0-5 year old contingent of Mamas and Papas is proud to announce that our 4th Saturday of the month meeting will now be held from 10am-12 pm in the indoor play area at the Eureka Valley Recreation Center located at 100 Collingwood Street between 18th and19th Streets in San Francisco.

This group will be an informal playgroup; please come for as long or as little time as you wish. While no formal childcare is provided, the indoor space has age-appropriate toys and play equipment and we will all be able to watch over the kids while we chat. Please note: no food will be provided at this meeting.

Several people in our recent survey indicated they would prefer a more informal play group experience so we could get to know one another in a less formal basis. We hope that this format will be to everyone's liking.

So see you at Eureka Valley Rec Center on August 22nd and every 4th Saturday thereafter.

(We will still meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the LGBT Center for more formal, topic-based discussion. Food and childcare provided.)

(posted by Shelli)