The Spahr Center is participating in the following events in October

Bi-national Health Fairs

Binational Health Week (BHW) is a nationwide program to improve the health and well-being of the underserved Latino population, with federal, state and local government agencies, community-based organizations and thousands of volunteers coming together in October to conduct health promotion and education activities. Here in Marin, The Spahr Center will be tabling at the following Binational Health Fairs:

Thursday, October 4thBahia Vista School, 3 pm – 5:30

Thursday, October 11thSan Geronimo Valley Community Center, noon – 5pm

Saturday, October 13thNovato Community Clinic, 10 am – 2 pm

Understanding the Transgender Journey

An evening of first-person experiences.  Come out for a fun evening of conversing and learning about what it means to be transgender. Come out to understand how it affects our lives, the lives of our families, our friends and our faith communities.  Come out for an evening of getting to know your neighbor.  Hear personal stories from parents, youth directors, pastors and transgender activists alike.  The panel will include: Janna Barkin, Jordan Decker, Suzanne Ford, Nina Friedman, Kaiya Noel, Mark Poe and Pastor Megan Rohrer.

Wednesday, October 10th at 7 pm at Campbell Hall, Christ Episcopal Church 70 Santa Rosa Avenue, Sausalito, CA 94965

Gender Stories

Join a community conversation led by Janna Barkin, co-facilitator of the Spahr Center’s Support Group for Parents of Gender Questioning Children and Nina Friedman, LGBTQ Youth Program Coordinator at Spahr Center. The event will include a panel with transgender and gender diverse youth and adults.  Janna is the author of He’s Always Been My Son, her inspiring story of raising a transgender son. This meaningful event will deepen your understanding of gender identity and diversity through storytelling and discussion.

Thursday, October 18th at 7 pm at the Sausalito Public Library, 420 Litho Street

Project Censored Media Freedom Summit at College of Marin

The Q’d In youth advisory committee will be presenting at Project Censored Media Freedom Summit 2.0: Critical Media Literacy for Social Justice.  Committee members will join the North Coast Coalition for Palestine and Marin County Restorative Justice Youth Court on a panel speaking about Community Activism and Social Justice on Saturday October 27th from 4:15-5:35. Students may register for the conference at no cost and the general public may purchase tickets to the conference here. For information on student registration, please call Bri at The Spahr Center at 415-457-2487 x-115.