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Sheila Horowitz Sonoma County Project 10 Scrapbook and Videotapes
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Description
Sonoma County Project 10 was organized in September 1992 to promote the safety of gay and lesbian youth in Sonoma County schools. The collection contains publications, newspaper clippings, programs and flyers, and videotapes that document the activities of Sonoma County Project 10 to increase awareness of GLBT youth and interests.
Background
Sonoma County Project 10 was organized in September 1992 to promote the safety of gay and lesbian youth in Sonoma County schools. The initial meeting was called by therapists Sheila Horowitz and Robert Norton to encourage support for and help develop a specific proposal for schools. Project 10 takes its name from the often cited estimate that 10% of the population is gay or lesbian. "The goal is not to promote homosexuality. We're here to promote education and tolerance" said Horowitz. By June 1993, committees were formed for a Speaker's Bureau, Education/Program Development, Library, Fundraising and Political Liaison. Regular monthly steering committee meetings began in July 1993. One significant accomplishment was the publication of the "Blue Book," used to introduce Project 10 to school boards, school administrators, teachers and other interested persons. The Book advocated gay and lesbian awareness in schools and included goals, political endorsements, an outline of awareness programs, policies of the National Education Association and the California Teacher's Association, federal reports on gay and lesbian youth and suicide, historical figures who are/were gay/lesbian, and a recommended book list. In Spring 1999, Sonoma County Project 10 affiliated with GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network. At that time GLSEN/Project 10 conducted a community needs assessment survey and issued report cards for all of the public schools in the county. In January 2002, Project 10 decided to disband and turn its remaining funds over to the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network, North Bay (GLSEN).
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1 box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours.