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Power to the Peaceful Festival – Sept 11 and 12- San Francisco

Speedway Meadow in San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate Park is the setting for the free Power to the Peaceful Festival. Over 60,000 people come to celebrate the notion of peace with a great line-up on stage as well as arts.
Dedicated to social justice, non violence, co-existence and environmental sustainability, the 911 Power to the Peaceful Festival was first held on 11 September 1998. The day (“911”) was specifically chosen to highlight the urgent situation of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.

In 2000 the focus was expanded to include the plight of all prisoners on death row and to speak out against the exponential growth of the prison population. Then, of course, in 2001 the date 11 September took on a wider significance.  The event has grown over its first decade into a wonderful free open-air music and arts festival, complete with a short film festival, kids’ and green zones.

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