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4th Annual Power to the Peaceful Concert/Social Justice Rally

Saturday, September 07, 2002
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Guerrilla Management
Location Details:
Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park SAN FRANCISCO, CA

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 showcase a keynote speaker, 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), and Medea Benjamin (Global Exchange), Sat Santokh (speaker) are the confirmed speakers. 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), Snatam (music) 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, a healing arts tent, guerrilla theater, a DJ tent and conscious 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, in alliance with human rights organization Global Exchange, the 911 Festival will sponsor a social forum exploring political, social and human rights issues.
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