ACE Projects

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Connective Spiral by JB, DRAGA design

Associates for Community Education, a non-profit corporation, currently has four projects: 

ACE also maintains this web site and has grand visions of helping to create a women’s village, Daughters of the Earth, in the San Francisco Bay Area. We hold workshops, playshops, classes and lecture series, in the Labrys School for Self Healing Arts for Women and Girls. We publish a newsletter The Labrys Speaks, with copies and articles here on our web site. ACE is a 501c3, which means that all donations are tax deductible.


Bay Area Lesbian Archives Project

The Bay Area Lesbian History Archives Project was founded by Lenn Keller in April 2014. The vision and purpose of the Bay Area Lesbian History Archives Project is the creation of a sustainable non-profit, community-run archival institution dedicated to the preservation of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area's lesbian history. The archives will be committed to maintaining lesbian visibility by gathering and preserving historical materials by and about Bay Area lesbians.

To make a tax-deductible contribution to this project, write a check to ACE with "BALHAP" in the memo line, and mail to ACE at 6536 Telegraph Avenue, Suite A102, Oakland CA 94609. You can also donate online with a credit card or PayPal.

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The Fishing Pole Fund was founded in 2008 by members of the Labrys Healthcare Circle. Within our client/patient population we become aware of women who are so economically disadvantaged that they cannot afford to buy specific tools they need to help recover their health. When any of us notice someone in such a situation, we invite her to apply to ACE for a grant from the Fishing Pole Fund. Such a grant will assist her in self-healing.

On several occasions we have helped members of our community fundraise so they could buy a BEMER, Bio Electro Magnetic Energy Regulator. We are currently concerned for a woman who hasn't the money yet to buy Essiac Tea, an Ojibwa Indian recipe, to treat her cancer during the next year and a half. Another tool some cannot afford are blood and other lab tests that would help her practitioner to figure out the causes of her ill health.

To make a tax-deductible contribution to this fund, write a check to ACE with "Fishing Pole Fund" in the memo line, and mail to ACE at 6536 Telegraph Avenue, Suite A102, Oakland CA 94609.

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The Lesbian Health Fund was founded in 2004 by members of the Labrys Healthcare Circle in an effort to create an endowment, to treat Lesbians who cannot afford to pay their healthcare needs.

As healthcare practitioners we are aware of potential patients who cannot afford our fees. Each of us contributes in different ways to give our work at reduced fees or no fee to however many we can. We would like to be able to expand the number of Lesbians using natural healthcare, by offering treatment from this fund, while also keeping our small businesses profitable enough to pay our own bills.

At this time the fund is still small. A single donor gave $1500 to the fund and some money came from a fund-raising event featuring The Average Dyke Band and sale of nutritious, organically grown desserts and drinks at this event. We are soliciting donations with expectations that soon we will be able to offer natural healthcare for more individual lesbians in need.

The Lesbian Health Fund was modeled on The Feminist Health Fund in Ohio, founded in 1977 by Joan Margaret and her sisters at Women, Inc. This fund is still going strong, fundraising for individual women’s healthcare treatment.

To make a tax-deductible contribution to this fund, write a check to ACE with "Lesbian Health Fund" in the memo line, and mail to ACE at 6536 Telegraph Avenue, Suite A102, Oakland CA 94609.

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Labrys School

The Labrys School of Self-Healing Arts for Women and Girls was founded by Joan Margaret in 1995. For five years ACE members and other healthcare practitioners joined in facilitating studies in healing arts. We published the class schedule every equinox in our newsletter, The Labrys Speaks.

The Labrys School currently offers classes upon request. Joan Margaret offers workshops to introduce self-muscle testing to wimmin and girls and facilitates study groups in Applied Kinesiology to female acupuncturists and chiropractors.

Any female-born womon is welcome to contact the Labrys Healthcare Circle office and inquire about attending a workshop or the study group series.

To make a tax-deductible contribution to the school, write a check to ACE with "Labrys School" in the memo line, and mail to ACE at 6536 Telegraph Avenue, Suite A102, Oakland CA 94609.

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