Monthly Archives: August 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT: Stigma Free Kick-Off, San Mateo County September 2013

The stigma around mental illness and substance use can often discourage or prevent individuals from seeking treatment.  Stigma Free San Mateo County is an initiative by San Mateo County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) to eliminate stigma and end the discrimination against people with mental illness and substance use conditions in San Mateo County.

Stigma Free San Mateo County will be hosting a FREE community event on Monday, September 9, 2013, from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Foster City Community Center Wind Room. The event will talk about stigma around mental illness and substance use, the new Stigma Free San Mateo County campaign, and how people can help and/or get involved. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please Save the Date and spread the word to your colleagues, clients and family members. For more information, contact the BHRS Office of Diversity and Equity at ode@smcgov.org or (650) 573-3474.

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Stigma Free Kick-Off Flyer

JOBS: For Youth: UNIQLO Hiring Supervisors in Training and Store Associates

UNIQLO is seeking youth ages 18-21 interested in positions as supervisors in training or store associates (full time/part time) for new Bay Area stores.

Click the image below to apply online.

UNIQLO1Click the image below to download the PDF file of requirements for the Sales Associate position.

Sales Associate

Click the image below to download the PDF file of requirements for the Supervisor position.

Supervisor

UNIQLO

ANNOUNCEMENT: Pride Initiative Meeting September 4, 2013

Pride Initiative logoThe next Pride Initiative Meeting will be on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 2:30-5:30PM.

Location: 2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403. Room: TBA (looking for a larger room for this session).

No need to RSVP.

The next meeting will be dedicated to Pride Initiative’s strategic planning for this fiscal year and will be extended to 3 hours. Please come for as much of the session as you can.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Pacifica Events 2013

California Coastal Cleanup Day – Saturday, September 21, 2013, 9:00AM-11:30AM

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  • With a casual celebration following at Rockaway.
  • It’s that time of year again when the state’s largest volunteer event gives all Californians the chance to learn about and actively participate in conserving coastal resources.
  • Join your fellow Pacificans to pick up and clear away debris collecting along our beaches, parks, shoreline, creeks, parking lots and neighborhood streets from Mussel Rock to Sweeney Ridge to Pedro Point. Are you ready for some action?  SIGN UP TODAY!
  • Everyone is welcome to participate!
  • Cleanups will take place at organized sites throughout Pacifica. You can also register your own site.
  • Individuals and/or Families click here to register now.
  • Groups and/or teams RSVP Lynn Adams: lynn4promos@aol.com
  • Bring your completed waiver form to the cleanup!

Fog Fest & The Parade – Saturday, September 28, 2013

  • The Pacifica Beach Coalition will be marching and hosting a booth as well.  You and your groups are all welcome to march with them if you would like!  And if interested they would love your help with a Build-A-Shark project to march with in the parade.
  • If you want to create and carry shark-themed parade decorations and march as a “school of sharks” with the PBC in the parade, contact deirfinn@gmail.com
  • If you want to reach out and educate the community about protecting our environment at the PBC booth, contact ammelman@sbcglobal.net.
  • The parade will be at the South End of Palmetto Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044.

Answers to Questions about Transgender People, Gender Identity, And Gender Expression

What does transgender mean?

“Transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression, or behavior does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth. Gender identity refers to a person’s internal sense of being male, female, or something else; gender expression refers to the way a person communicates gender identity to others through behavior, clothing, hairstyles, voice, or body characteristics. “Trans” is sometimes used as shorthand for “transgender.” While transgender is generally a good term to use, not everyone whose appearance or behavior is gender-nonconforming will identify as a transgender person. The ways that transgender people are talked about in popular culture, academia, and science are constantly changing, particularly as individuals’ awareness, knowledge, and openness about transgender people and their experiences grow.” – From the American Psychological Association.

Click here for more answers to questions about transgender people, gender identity, and gender expression.

If you would like to view the pamphlet instead of visiting the website, click the image below.

Q&A

For more information on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender terminology, feel free to refer to this stylebook supplement compiled by the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators, and students who work within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues.

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Transgender Terminology