SSU Celebrates Diversity at SF Pride Parade, June 26

sfpride2.jpgThe annual San Francisco Pride Parade takes place Sun., June 26 and members of the Sonoma State community will again be marching in the parade, complete with a float.

Faculty, students, staff and administrators (as well as all family and friends) are all invited to join President Armiñana and his wife Marne, as well as Vice-President Schlereth, Assistant Vice-President Chuck Rhodes and the student Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) in marching with the SSU contingent.

Those interested in attending should wear some form of Sonoma State University apparel, from a t-shirt to a ball cap to an SSU boa - anything to associate you with the rest of the larger contingent but that still allows you to express diversity and individuality.

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as the parade consists of a long walk. Also plan accordingly for the unpredictable San Francisco weather (sunscreen to cool weather jacket).

The assembly area is Beale Street between Mission and Howard (you can ask for the Sonoma State parade contingent). Plan on being at the parade location by 11 a.m.

Public transportation is a good idea, as they expect hundreds of thousands of people to be in the city for the event. An easy way is to take the ferry from Larkspur which will drops passengers very near the start of the parade. More information is available at

Golden Gate bus service takes riders to Transbay Terminal - again, very close to where the parade contingents gather. Bus schedules for Route 80 are available at

Coordinators of the SSU contingent would like to thank everyone for supporting diversity and continuing to lead as an example. Questions or concerns may be directed to Jason Wenrick, senior director for Information Technology and acting chief information officer, at

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