The San Francisco Peace Festival | 2019
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Buchanan Street Mall | 677 Fulton St San Francisco, CA 94117
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The Peace Festival is a celebration of the beauty and diversity of the Buchanan Mall neighborhood, and a call to choose peace over violence.
This year’s festival will be the best and biggest yet.
Performers and Attractions Include:
- Emcee Lady Blue, Western Addition resident and luminary
- Appearance by rapper, Mistah F.A.B
- DJ Shug spinning and sharing stories from his extraordinary life: from ex-offender to Youth Director for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department to Doctor of Education and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco
- Face painting by ChickiPoo
- Bay Area-based spoken word artist, Jeremy Michael Vasquez
- Boxing champion and Fillmore resident Karim Mayfield showing off his championship belt
- Abundant Remnant Gospel Choir
- Skate park by San Francisco Skate Club
- Skateboarding with San Francisco Skate Club and the Exploratorium
- Bounce house
- Youth spoken-word poetry slam on themes of peace and anti-bullying
There will also have free:
- Delicious BBQ lunch
- “Start a Small Business” workshop led by the SF Small Business Development Center (1–3pm; register in advance)
- Eye exams, blood-pressure checks, massages, and peer counseling for youth on safe-sex practices
- Shuttle passes to visit the national parks in the bay area
- Yoga and other exercise classes at the buchanan ymca
- Apprenticeships with the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 104 union
- Grocery giveaways
- Personalized resume-writing assistance for job-seekers
- Exploratorium High School Explainers (local teens trained and employed by the Exploratorium) hosting hands-on science-based activities
- Three-on-three basketball games between members of the San Francisco Police Department and local youth
You can also enter the #mybuchananstory photo contest. Contest ends on Peace Festival day, August 24. All are welcome.
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