Packed house at FREE Name and Gender ID Change Clinic

Thanks to all the lawyers, healers, case workers, counselors, safety team members and others who got 75 name and gender marker change apps processed in one day!! Thanks to the donors and funders who hooked up fee waivers!! You got a fee waiver stipend to everyone who requested one <3 Info about the event you made possible is below. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

BLOOM: Transgender Community Healing Project and Peacock Rebellion present a

FREE Name and Gender ID Change Drop-In Legal Clinic Saturday, December 10, 2016 11am-7pm @ Liberating Ourselves Locally, 1234 23rd Ave. @ International Blvd., Oakland Liberating Ourselves Locally (LOL) is a people of color -led, social justice Maker Space in East Oakland. Led by a gender-diverse, majority queer and trans crew of hackers, healers, artists and activists of color, LOL makes space and resources for community to come learn, play, experiment, and build skills while working on projects they love, for self-determination and community power. LOL is located in the San Antonio district of Oakland, one of the most diverse districts in Oakland, with large communities of Spanish-speaking families, Southeast Asians, and African Americans. We request that visitors be respectful and mindful of LOL and our majority low-income people of color neighborhood, as we are opening up our doors to the broader community to offer support and services. Trans and nonbinary peers will provide guidance in: * filling out California Court paperwork for name and/or gender change and fee waivers * applying for an amended California birth certificate * passport card & book application. Packets will be pre-printed for you to fill out, just bring current legal documentation, a notebook, and your questions. Lawyers will be available for one-on-one conversations for complicated cases involving immigration/citizenship status, probation or court supervision, and other issues that would otherwise be a barrier. A medical provider will be on-site for physician signatures, as needed, and offering brief physical examinations. We will also have a healers, body workers, and peer counselors on site for support. Childcare and food will be available. ASL and Spanish interpretation will be provided upon request. Please contact Tobie at at least one week prior (by Friday 12/02) to request interpretation. This event is wheelchair accessible. There are no stairs to enter the building, however the door does not have a push button entrance. If you are interested in donating your time or $ to help support this event, please contact Bloom: Transgender Community Healing Project at You can also donate using the (free) Venmo app by searching "" OR YouCaring at: Please share this event widely! Love, Bloom and Peacock Rebellion Find out more and support trans-led and POC-led local collectives: **Note: This is a self-help clinic that provides legal information, not legal advice, to people who will be drafting and filing their petitions to change their name and/or gender and representing themselves in court. If you attend the workshop, no attorney-client relationship will be created between you and any of the volunteer attorneys **

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