Marin’s Spahr Center Is Moving

The Spahr Center is moving to 150 Nellen Avenue in Corte Madera.
We’ll still be in our current office until the end of November. But we’re moving to our new home on November 30th.
We’ll be open for business at noon on December 3rd in Corte Madera at 150 Nellen Avenue.
Transportation information: First; we’re excited that there’s plenty of parking available! The best place to park is next to Big 5. And there are bus stops at the 101-S Lucky Drive exit and across the highway on 101-N next to the pedestrian bridge. Just walk across the across the bridge and jog to your left to get to us.
Our office will be closed for the move On Thursday November 29th and Friday November 30th. We will re-open at our new location, 150 Nellen Ave in Corte Madera at noon on Monday, December 3rd. We would like the transition to be as smooth as possible for everyone, so please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Gender Awareness and Education
In collaboration, The Marin County Office of Education, The Spahr Center and Domincan University invite you to two special events on November 14th.
Free Documentary Screening – Becoming More Visible
Are you Male or Female? For the four fearless young transgender adults featured in the film this is not a simple question.
These four defy societal norms to be their true selves and become more visible.
No transition is easy, but for some it is easier than for others.
Becoming More Visible shines a humanizing light on their different stories, both their struggles and their triumphs, and showcases the importance of having a steady support system.
The screening will be immediately followed by a panel of special guests, including one of the youth featured in the film, to answer audience questions and open a dialogue to help ignite the awareness and understanding needed to put an end to the discrimination of transgender young adults worldwide – to encourage society to see these young people for who they are today.
State of the LGBTQ Movement
Horizons’ Q Series are free public events featuring leaders of the LGBTQ movement in dialogue about our movement, our culture, and what it means to be LGBTQ.
The Q Series offers excellent opportunities to learn about the work being done by Horizons’ grantee partners and to meet and connect with others.
These popular programs include high-level, strategic discussions about movement strategy, emerging issues affecting the LGBTQ community, how to give more effectively and strategically, and feature outstanding professionals and community leaders.
We wrap up the year with our comprehensive analysis of the state of the LGBTQ movement as seen by some of its most outstanding leaders. Join high profile national and international leaders as they highlight the advancements and challenges of 2018 and look ahead.
Not In Our Town – Novato
Presents a screening of the film Light in the Darkness
Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness tells the story of residents of a Long Island village taking action after a series of anti-immigrant attacks by local teenagers ended with the hate crime against a local immigrant Marcelo Lucero. While starkly revealing the trauma of hate, the film provides a blueprint for people who want to do something before intolerance turns to violence.
This event is free and open to the public
Date: November 8, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Unity in Marin 600 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949
Hosted by: NIOT Novato, Novato Charter School Many Hearts Committee
In cooperation with: The Novato Unified School District, Novato Police Department, City of Novato and Unity in Marin.
HIV Client Advisory Committee Email Update
All clients, please note: if you want to communicate with the committee, please use the following email address. It is managed exclusively by a committee
Resources for Family Caregivers
Are you caring for a loved one? You give lots of support, but you deserve support too. Click here to find a variety of helpful information, in-person and online groups for people providing caregiving to a family member. Family Caregiver Alliance has partnered with Smart Patients to create a new Caregivers Community. You can join for free to learn, share and interact with other caregivers in a safe, supportive environment. Be well!
World AIDS Day
We invite everyone to join us on Thursday, November 29th in recognition of World AIDS Day. The Spahr Center and the Marin HIV Care Council are jointly hosting a gathering from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at The Falkirk Cultural Center, 140 Mission Ave, San Rafael. There will be a client open forum preceding the World AIDS Day gathering from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. All clients are invited to attend and share their views. The forum is hosted by the Care Council.
TRANS-Action Marin
On October 26th, an intergenerational group of forty LGBTQ, gender expansive and transgender youth, adults, seniors and allies gathered at The Spahr Center to defend and declare their basic rights. They were responding to the Trump administration’s announcement that they will roll back the definition of gender to just ‘male’ or ‘female’. At the gathering we announced the launch of our new advocacy initiative, TRANS-Action Marin. Please join us to help plan our action next steps; we want to speak up and speak out. TRANS-Action Marin will gain momentum by partnering with supporters and organizations across the county. Click the link below to visit our new Trans-Action Marin website and sign up to get involved!
Through the Eyes and Ears of an Artist
Until Next Time..