June 1, 2022
LGBTQ Commission: Flag Raising at County Center Building in Redwood City The City Council proclaimed June to be Pride Month 🏳️🌈 in Redwood City.
LGBTQ Commission: Flag Raising in the City of Belmont The City’s commitment to recognizing, including, and safeguarding its LGBTQ individuals and to celebrating Pride Month with the LGBTQ community remains steadfast.
LGBTQ Commission: Flag Raising at City of South San Francisco South San Francisco City Council members proudly raise the progress pride flag to commemorate Pride Month
LGBTQ Commission: Flag Raising at City of San Mateo The City of San Mateo is pleased to raise the flag and commemorate the start of Pride Month!
June 2, 2022
SMC Pride Move Night: “Prognosis: Notes on Living”
with discussion facilitated by Scott Gruendl, SMC Pride Initiative Co-Chair
Thursday, June 2nd from 6:30-8:30pm PST
Oscar-winning documentarian, LGBTQ+ activist, and local resident Debra Chasnoff turns the camera on herself in response to her cancer diagnosis telling the story about hanging onto people you love as you prepare to let them go. Finished by her wife Nancy and other loved ones after Debra’s death – Prognosis: Notes on Living offers an intimate, honest portrait. Immediately following the film screening, a discussion will be facilitated by the SMC Pride Initiative.
register for free
June 9, 2022
Author Talk with Julián Delgado Lopera
Thursday, June 9th from 6:30 - 7:30 PM PST
Join us for an author talk and Q&A with Julián Delgado Lopera author of The New York Times acclaimed novel Fiebre Tropical (Feminist Press 2020), the Winner of the 2021 Ferro Grumley Award for LGBTQ fiction and a 2021 Lambda Literary award for Lesbian Fiction; a finalist of the 2020 Kirkus Prize in Fiction and the 2021 Aspen Literary Prize. They will read an excerpt from Fiebre Tropical and answer questions about their work.
Accessibility: Please call 650-829-3860 at least 10 weekdays prior to request sign language or other accommodations.
Event Organizer: South San Francisco Public Library
virtual & in-person event
Connecting to the Land, Writing Our Stories: A Pride Month Poetry Workshop
June 15th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm PST
Location: Redwood City Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City
Event details: https://www.redwoodcity.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/57187/4618?curm=6&cury=2022
Join us in the Makerspace for a grounding poetry workshop with Tongan poet Loa Niumeitolu. Featuring poetry readings, guided writing prompts, and a gardening activity, this event will hold space for the stories of LGBTQ+ and non-binary folx, and for all to nurture and appreciate our sacred connection to the land. All are welcome! Light refreshments provided to in-person participants. In the Makerspace and virtually.
Loa Niumeitolu is a Tongan poet, community organizer and farmer. Her work appears in Whetu Moana: Contemporary Polynesian Poems in English; Homelands: Women’s Journeys across Race, Place, and Time; Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought; Muliwai: Hawai'i Review; and was featured on BBC Radio Scotland. As an educator and organizer, she has worked with(in) Mataliki: Tongan Writers Group in Tonga; Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement in Worcester, Massashusetts; Pacific Islander women and men prisoners in Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla and California State Prison, Solano; and co-founded the Two Spirit Takataapui LGBTQ indigenous support groups: One Love Oceania, Oyate Tupu‘anga, and Spirit Root Medicine People.
Poetry Makers meets the first Wednesday evening of each month in the Makerspace.
For ages: 16+
Sponsored by: Friends of the Redwood City Public Library, in collaboration with San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto.
June 22, 2022
Resource Roadmap SMC: A Service Providers Guide to Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Clients
June 22nd from 2-4pm PST
Are you a service provider who wants to learn how to better support clients who are transgender, nonbinary, or gender diverse? Join us for this free and comprehensive capacity-building workshop led by our Health Equity Coordinator, Alex Golding.
Together, we will cover relevant tips and strategies to help you and your clients navigate different resources across San Mateo County (housing, health & wellness, employment, legal, social, and more). We will also hold space to discuss ways that we as providers can begin to identify, address, and overcome any judgments and biases we may have that can impact our work with the transgender and gender-diverse community. There will be an interactive presentation followed by an in-depth Q&A. Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/provider-roadmap-june2022
Intended audience: Case Managers/Social Workers, Healthcare professionals, Mental Health Clinicians, Peer Support/Community Workers Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Accessibility: The workshop will be in English via Zoom; closed captioning can be provided.