The County of Santa Clara Office of LGBTQ Affairs, in partnership with the City of Palo Alto Human Relations Commission, will host the first ever Palo Alto LGBTQ+ Community Listening Forum. The goal of this forum is to identify and discuss issues and concerns, and make recommendations to improve the quality of life for members of the community. Coordinators encourage the participation of Palo Alto LGBTQ community members and individuals that provide services to this segment of the population, in various capacities.
Media Availability: Prior to the event and at 6:00 p.m. on the day of the forum, County of Santa Clara Office of LGBTQ Affairs Director Maribel Martínez will be available for interviews in English and Spanish.
Maribel Martínez, Director, County of Santa Clara Office of LGBTQ Affairs
County of Santa Clara LGBTQ Affairs Office staff
City of Palo Alto Human Relations Commission
Representatives of LGBTQ organizations
Community leaders, advocates and supporters
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Mitchell Park Community Center – El Palo Alto Room
3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
The Palo Alto LGBTQ Listening Forum provides an opportunity for LGBTQ community members, elected officials, law enforcement, Palo Alto employers, school administrators, health officials and others to help shape the future of projects and initiatives that will better serve Palo Alto LGBTQ communities.
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ABOUT THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA OFFICE OF LGBTQ AFFAIRS
The Santa Clara County Office of LGBTQ Affairs committed to creating strong bridges throughout Santa Clara County that affirm and embrace the whole person including LGBTQ individuals and their families. We strive to create inclusive systems of support that respond to the critical, often diverse and complex, needs of the over 1.8 million residents of this county, especially those who have been most underserved. We are working to create a social climate with institutional backing that offers multiple pathways for LGBTQ individuals and communities to thrive.
Visit us at: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/lgbtq/Pages/lgbtq.aspx
ABOUT THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA
The County of Santa Clara government serves a diverse, multi-cultural population of 1.9 million residents in Santa Clara County, the fifth largest county in California. With a $6.5 billion budget, more than 70 agencies/departments and 20,000 employees, the County of Santa Clara plans for the needs of a dynamic community, offers quality services, and promotes a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all. The County provides essential services including public health and environmental protection, medical services through Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), child and adult protection services, homelessness prevention and solutions, roads, parks, libraries, emergency response to disasters, protection of minority communities and those under threat, access to a fair criminal justice system, and scores of other services, particularly for those members of our community in the greatest need.
Visit us at: http://www.sccgov.org
Media Contact: Larry Little, Office of LGBTQ Affairs, (669) 213-3183.
Posted: March 26, 2018