Good morning, Colleagues:

We still have space available at this Friday’sworkshop for CBO workforce providers, presented in partnership by OEWDand The San Francisco LGBT Center.  If you have not registered, pleasedo so as soon as possible so that we can confirm your spot!  Pleasesee below for the workshop description, logistical details, and registrationinstructions.

“Creating Open and AffirmingServices for Transgender Jobseekers” Friday, April 6, 2012 from 10am to 1pm

Would you like to create services that arewelcoming and safe for transgender and gender nonconforming jobseekers? In this workshop we will identify and address the barriers transgenderpeople face in employment, housing, and other services.  You willlearn community definitions, best practices, community resources, and thenuts and bolts of providing affirming services.  We will discuss whatspecific transgender employment and legal services can be taught and when/howproviders should refer clients to community programs and resources.  Participantswill leave this session with information and additional resources to aidyou in creating open and affirming services for transgender clients.

Our facilitators, Clair Farley (SF LGBTCenter) and Kristina Wertz (Transgender Law Center) are part of the TransgenderEconomic Empowerment Initiative (TEEI) , the nation’s first transgenderemployment program.  Learn more about TEEI at:

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! To register, please sendan email with the subject line “Registration for April 6th CBI Workshop”to Please include your full name, organization/agency name, and titlein the body of the email.

Location & Details: Check instarts at 9:30am, please note the building does not open to the generalpublic until noon, workshop attendees please wait at the Center’s maindoor and someone will let you in and direct you to the meeting room.

Please use public transportation if possible. Limited street parking with two hour zone is available. The MUNIMETRO LINES J,K,L,M,N, the F STREETCAR, or MUNI BUS LINES 6,7,9, 10, 14,21, 26, 47, 49, 66 and 71 all run within 5 blocks of the Center, many runwithin 1 block. You can also take BART to SF Civic Center, then transferto Muni Metro or F lines.  For more information or to plan your transitdoor-to-door, use the Bay Area Transit Trip Planner at

Thanks! -Marissa Bloom OEWD Workforce Development Division


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