May 3 & May 25
Exploring Our Roots: Unpacking Bias in Order to Grow
As we prepare for June Pride 2023, this pre-SOGIE/LGBTQ+ 101 curriculum fosters a safe space to help bring awareness to our own implicit biases about the LGBTQ+ community.
Back by popular demand! It’s human nature to make assumptions about people, identities, and communities. We move through the world with ongoing assumptions and belief systems unknowingly. Thus, the Pride Center is excited to relaunch our popular training, Exploring Our Roots: Unpacking Bias in Order to Grow.
Supported by Kaiser Permanente, each training will create a carefully guided training allowing work to begin to unpack our own internalized myths we hold, ask ourselves where they come from, and examine the roots of their inheritance.
By providing interactive activities, discussion time, and videos, the Pride Center will hold space for healing dialogue to help us all shift our assumptions and biases toward truth. All trainings will be capped at a 50-person maximum to foster a safe and grounding experience for all.
Register HERE (https://tinyurl.com/SMCPCBias2) for one of the two VIRTUAL trainings dates (each training contains the same content):
● Wednesday, May 3rd from 1-4pm
● Thursday, May 25th from 5:30-8:30pm
For any questions regarding trainings/registration, please contact Azisa Todd at email@example.com.
Picnic at the Parks - Quarry Park
Back by community demand, we invite you to join us for Picnic at the Parks on Saturday, May 20th from 11am-1pm at Quarry Park in El Granada!
Join the San Mateo County Parks Foundation, San Mateo County Pride Center, and Peninsula Family Service as we enjoy the May flowers and uplift Mental Health Awareness Month with a mindfulness activity, learn about the history of the park, and enjoy the various nature trails in the park. For more information about Quarry Park, please see below. Lunches will be provided!
Spaces are LIMITED, RSVP ASAP at: https://tinyurl.com/PicnicParks2023.
Please note that due to limitations, transportation support is limited. We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE CARPOOLING with community members! For any questions or concerns regarding the event, please contact Adriana Arriaga at firstname.lastname@example.org and Azisa Todd at email@example.com.
For more information about San Mateo County's various parks, visit: https://supportparks.org.
Accessibility Information: Strolling on the nature trails is completely optional! We invite all registered attendees to visit the shorter Meadow and Quarry trails, or the slightly longer Vista Point Trail with a cliff lookout. These trails are not paved, but there is a children's playground with paved and unpaved grounds. There are approximately 2-3 benches/seating areas placed throughout both nature trails. There is 1 (one) main bathroom located next to the parking lot and picnic area. There are no gender-neutral restrooms. The trails have very limited shady areas, thus participants are encouraged to bring hats, sunscreen, and/or umbrellas to avoid direct sunlight. Dogs on leashes are welcome for this outdoor event! As we get closer to the date, more information about climate and weather will be provided.