A Is For Activist A is for Activist, written and illustrated by Innosanto Nagara

The best part of connecting families from all over San Francisco is that there are so many different types of families. 

GGMG’s Diversity and Inclusion Team is here to share resources and information that celebrate our diverse and vibrant community and cultivate a welcoming and supportive space for all families. In the past year, we launched our first book reading/signing event with Innosanto Nagara, the local father-turned-writer best known for "A Is For Activist," participated in community events in Japantown and SoMa to connect with families in areas with limited GGMG events, volunteered to cook and serve dinner for families at Safe & Sound (formerly Talk Line), and organized and participated in professional diversity training for GGMG leaders.

We’re proud to support the efforts of organizations around the city offering workshops and ongoing programming to meet the needs of a wide variety of families. Below are some of our favorites. 

If you know of an incredible resource, please drop us a line at diversity@ggmg.org and we’ll share it with the community.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Race (This Saturday!)

Join Karen Fleshman, Esq., founder of Racy Conversations, on Saturday, November 18 from 3:30-5:30 in the Richmond Reading Room. Her mission is to build and support a community of people committed to love, learning, action, and accountability on race in America.

One of the most important values we can instill in our children is racial equality. But many parents struggle with how to explain race and racism—and how to live the value of racial equality. At this interactive workshop, we will learn what racism is, how to teach your children to be antiracist, and how to role model racial equality for your children. Come with your questions, an open mind, and readiness to support each other and ourselves as we dive deep into this imperative topic.

Transgender Parent Support Group (This Saturday!)

On Saturday, November 18 from noon-2pm, trans parents, prospective parents, and co-parents are invited to the Our Family Coalition office to connect and share what's on their minds. From the workplace to trans activism, transition to temper tantrums, discuss whatever you'd like in a safe space with friendly, supportive people. Pastries, coffee, and fun childcare provided. Newcomers welcome! Contact Jeannette or call 415-981-1960 with questions.  

Racial Justice Storytime (This Sunday! Honoring Native American heritage this month)

The fourth Sunday of every month from 3-5pm, Natural Resources hosts a storytime featuring books, discussions, crafts and activities that introduce kids and adults to talking about race and racial/social justice. Activities are geared toward ages 2-6, but all are welcome. These events are free of charge, but you do need to register

Rainbow Family Night

Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of each month, from 5:30-7:30pm at Habitot Children's Museum. LGBTQ parents are invited to join a facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to our families, while kids have a great time playing at Habitot. Suggested donation $10 per adult. No one turned away for lack of funds. Child care and pizza dinner provided upon advance registration. Contact Jeannette or call 415-981-1960 with questions.   

LGBTQ Family Night

LGBTQ Family Night for Solo & Partnered Parents is held the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6-8pm. LGBTQ parents, prospective parents, caregivers, and solo parents are invited to come together to build community, exchange parenting experiences, and provide support for one another. Enjoy a shared dinner and play time and then break into groups for an intimate, facilitated discussion about your family's life and your caregiving, while the kids engage in creative play. The children are supervised by Our Family Coalition staff, with access to the Children's Day School's great outdoor playground as weather and light permit. Contact Jeannette or call 415-981-1960 with questions.  

Family Artbash Sunday at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Diversity & Inclusion Team is excited to present a new collaboration with the The Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM).

Join us for a day-long festival on Sunday, March 18 celebrating literacy in partnership with the San Francisco Public Libraries. The event will be accessible for all families and filled with art, stories, and fun! GGMG will be offering a craft for kids and giveaways. Admission is free for two adults when attending with a child.

The CJM is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all family audiences. This event is presented in partnership with Support for Families with Children with Disabilities and Blick Art Materials.


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