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SpearHead Saturday Golden Gate Park + Sunday New College 911 Festival
by Scott Munson (PlantTrees [at] aol.com)
Friday Sep 6th, 2002 12:33 PM
Sunday New College of California, 777
Valencia St, San Francisco, 10am - 7pm followed by an acoustic
set by Michael Franti & Spearhead 8pm-9:30pm.
Sat. September 7, 2002 11-6pm
Free Concert and Social Justice Rally
4th Annual 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival
Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Website: <http://64.78.45.52/promotions/9112002Flyer.pdf> or
http://www.spearheadvibrations.com
<http://www.spearheadvibrations.com/

Michael Franti, Spearhead and the Guerrilla Management
Collective bring you the 4th annual 911 festival where music, art
and activism come together to make the revolution irresistible.

Unifying the Peace Community is the mission of the 4th Annual
911
Festival. Franti states ?911 began in 1999 as an international
day of
art and culture in support of political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal.
The
eleventh day of the ninth month (911) was chosen to call
attention to the emergency status of Mumia?s impending
execution. In 2000 the event was expanded to show support for
all prisoners on death row, and to speak out against the
exponential growth of the prison industrial complex. In 2001 the
day of September eleventh took on a wider significance as a
result of the tragic loss of life which took place on the attacks of
the day. At our 4th annual 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival, we
will create a compassionate space of healing for ALL those
people killed or displaced by terrorism and by the war on
terrorism."

The main stage will be hosted by Davey D and Weyland of
KPFA's "Hard
Knock Radio" and will showcase keynote speakers, spoken
word, and live
musical acts with Michael Franti and Spearhead headlining.
Amy
Goodman,(award-winning journalist of National Radio and TV
program Democracy Now!), Mario Africa (MOVE and AWOL
organization), Krist Novoselic (formally of Nirvana), Jello Biafra
(social commentator and spoken word artist), and Medea
Benjamin (Global Exchange) are the confirmed speakers.

KRS-One (hip-hop pioneer), Mystic (hip-hop artist), Los Mocosos
(SF
Latin-based rock, funk, salsa band), Medicine Drum
(electronic/tribal
band), New Soul Singers (gospel band), JahYzer (Jah Warrior
Shelter),
Garth (Wicked), Ms. E (FutureBreaks FM), DJ Soulsalaam, Sake
1 (Local
1200) and DJ Adnan (Uniting Souls) are confirmed musical acts.

An open-air art gallery featuring political visual artists , a healing
arts tent, Art & Revolution guerrilla theater, Mystic Family Circus
Troupe, a DJ tent and "green" commercial vendors and food
booths will
all be on site. More than 100 social organizations will table at
the event and host workshops the following day.

On Sunday September 8th, the 911 Festival will sponsor its first
open
space social forum which will create an open dialogue between
social
justice, environmental and political org facilitators and people
that
want to participate in ways of making the peace movement more
effective.

This forum will be held at The New College of California, 777
Valencia St, San Francisco, 10am - 7pm followed by an acoustic
set by Michael Franti & Spearhead 8pm-9:30pm.

911 Power to the Peaceful Festival will be promoted as a
Western Region
Mobilization and Concert. Our past events have drawn an
audience of
10,000 people from around the world. It is a FREE event and
this year
we have expanded to a new beautiful location in Golden Gate
Park. It will be a coming together of all people interested in
commemorating the attacks of September 11th, by expressing
their faith in the power of peace and justice. 911 Power to the
Peaceful Festival will be an enlightening, enraging and inspiring
event not to miss!
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