VIRTUAL: Pride INSIDE: LGBTQ+ Inclusive School Environment • 1PM-2PM

06/28/2020 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PT


This workshop is meeting virtually during shelter-in-place, as part of our Coronavirus response.
Please register in advance to receive phone and video conference access information.

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Join our own OFC Education Team, Rick and Carla, for an hour of discussion and Q&A. Learn how to better advocate for yourselves and your families as LGBTQ parents within the SF Bay area school system. What can you do to ensure LGBTQ inclusive virtual classrooms, curriculm and enrichments this Fall?


About Rick Oculto - Education Director

Rick collaborates with educators and school administrators to create safe and LGBTQ-inclusive schools. An accomplished speaker and presenter, Rick has conducted trainings for thousands of students, educators, and youth workers focusing on diversity, harassment, gender stereotypes, and other LGBTQ issues.

Formerly the Youth Service Coordinator at Billy DeFrank LGBT Center in San José, Rick developed programs that addressed LGBT youth issues and created the first transgender youth support group in the area. Currently, in addition to his work at Our Family Coalition, he sits on the board of Performing Arts Workshop, a youth-focused, arts organization in San Francisco. Additionally, he coordinates volunteer events for SF Gaymers, a social group that recognizes diversity within the gaming community and creates safe spaces for LGBT individuals to game with one another.

Rick holds a dual B.A. degree in Psychology and Spanish from Seattle University in Washington and a Master of Arts Degree in Social Welfare at UC Berkeley specializing in management and planning. He lives and games in San Francisco and frequently visits his family in the South Bay.


About Carla M. Peña - Education Manager

Carla is a queer, non-binary, Latinx writer, educator, and activist. Committed to equity and social justice, they have focused their life’s work on LGBTQ+ rights, inclusive education, youth work, and community organizing. Born and raised in Queens, New York (land of the Matinecock/Rockaway people) Carla is the proud child of an immigrant Cuban father and Nuyorican mother. They believe it is everyone’s birthright to thrive and they are expressly dedicated to the liberation and prosperity of QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of color) communities.

Carla previously served as the Public Education Manager for SAVE, the oldest LGBTQ advocacy organization in South Florida. As a Public Allies AmeriCorps alum they have also worked at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center as Program Assistant and Outreach Specialist for Project Q Youth Services, assisting in development and implementation of youth programming, case management, and public education.

A graduate of New York University, and recent East Coast transplant, they now live in Oakland with their partner, Mireya, and their shorkie, Rumi.


Sunday, June 28, 2020  •  1 PM - 2 PM

Taking place virtually via secure Zoom phone and video conference.

Register using the link above, and we'll contact you with the secure telehealth conference call phone number and video link URL. To be sure to allow us enough time to get back to you with the contact information, please register as early as possible. Our Zoom video and audio conferencing are HIPAA-compliant and preserve the security and confidentiality of all our participants to the highest standards possible. [Further information about Zoom meeting HIPAA compliance here.]

Please contact East Bay Family Programs Coordinator Drew Lakhardt, at with any questions or concerns.


We strive to make our programs accessible to all families. Please register for accommodations that would help your family participate to the fullest (e.g. ASL interpreter, translated materials, childcare providers experienced with kids with disabilities, large print materials, gluten-free food options, etc.). If registering within 48 hours of the event, please call 415-981-1960 to ensure receipt of your request. This event is free for all event attendees. Please consider making a financial donation to Our Family Coalition.