|The Alternatives to Marriage
Project (AtMP) has issued a formal invitation regarding the
events it will sponsor
in California next month to celebrate Unmarried and Single
column includes the full text of that invitation, which appears
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You are invited to join the Alternatives
to Marriage Project in honoring Unmarried & Single Americans
There are three local events to choose
* Los Angeles area party for members,
potential members & friends: Sunday Sept. 16th, 4-6 pm @ 2214
Walnut Ave, Venice (2 blocks north of Venice Blvd, 4 blocks east
of Lincoln). Hosted by Nancy Bauck & Rajiv Garg. Featuring a
provocative talk by Bella DePaulo, author of Singled Out.
* Reception & presentation on unmarried &
single advocacy: Tuesday Sept. 18th, 6-8 pm @ Femina Potens Art
Gallery, 2199 Market Street, San Francisco (at Sanchez, 1 block
from Church St. MUNI station). Hosted by Tracy Watson. Offering
a cash bar. Media are welcome at this event.
* Bay Area party for members, potential
members & friends: Wednesday Sept. 19th, 6-8 pm @ 2124 Prince
Street, Berkeley (at Shattuck, 3 blocks from Ashby BART
station). Hosted by Kathy Collins, Martha Ehrenfeld, Roger Lake,
& E. Kay Trimberger.
There are no entry fees or minimum
donations, but each event will inspire you to support the
Alternatives to Marriage Project, so please bring your cash,
checkbook or credit card. AtMP is a national 501c3 nonprofit
organization; all donations are tax-deductible to the extent
allowed by law.
Please RSVP to
718-788-1911. If you can't attend, please support AtMP's mission
of ending marital status discrimination by donating online at
Please forward this invitation to your
friends and networks.
More about the Alternatives to Marriage
End marital status discrimination. Relieve
and reduce the stigma against singles, unmarried partners and
parents, and diverse families. This is AtMP's vision, and we
have an impressive record of achievement. With over 9,000
members in all 50 states, and hundreds of media appearances each
year, AtMP is the only organization that combines practical
advice, responsible media outreach, and policy advocacy for all
unmarried people. Subscribe to our free e-newsletter and learn
about your rights, the reality of unmarriage in America, and the
potential for social change at
More about Unmarried & Single Americans
Now widely observed during the third full
week of September (Sept. 16-22 in 2007), "USA Week"
originated with the Buckeye Singles
Council in Ohio in the 1980s. Unmarried and single people
include all who have never married, are no longer married, or
aren't able to marry legally.
Society's excessive focus on marriage
generates shared interests among a wide variety of people: it
affects people of all ages, races, orientations, and beliefs. In
California, the majority of households are headed by unmarried
adults. In the Los Angeles metro area, unmarried people head
nearly 53% of households; people living alone comprise nearly
48% of unmarried households. In the San Francisco metro area,
over 53% of households are unmarried, and over 54% of them are
people living alone.
To read other editions of
Column One, click here.
Unmarried America 2007
Thomas F. Coleman, Executive Director of Unmarried America, is an
attorney with 33 years of experience in singles' rights, family
diversity, domestic partner benefits, and marital status discrimination.
Each week he adds a new commentary to Column One: Eye on Unmarried
firstname.lastname@example.org. Unmarried America is a nonprofit
information service for unmarried employees, consumers, taxpayers, and