Blessed Unrest: an arts and social justice festival

Crescent Moon Theater Productions
Sat, Feb 24, 11am-6:15pm
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Blessed Unrest: A day of arts, Activism and Community

Meet organizations to volunteer with

Experience Incredible Art

Connect with Community

This year’s event explores the question, “How can we make a difference in our local communities while continuing to resist the current oppressive administration? ”

What to expect:

• 10 performances by incredible bay artists working at the intersection of art and social change, including Embodiment Project, Dance Brigade and Youth Speaks
• Leading nonprofits showcasing their organizations and recruiting for volunteers
• Breakout sessions for attendees to connect and other empowering community activities

Presenting Artists Include:

Embodiment Project, Marvin K. White, Dance Brigade, Shea Freedom, Eileen M Torrez from Youth Speaks, Sean San Jose, Larry Bogad, Deezbaa O’Hare, Melanie DeMore, Frankie Lee III

Presenting Organizations Include:

Code Tenderloin, Glide, 826 Valencia, Larkin St. Youth, St. Anthony’s, HERliograph, Seismic Sisters, GreenPeace, Rebuilding Together SF, Bioneers, St. Francis Homelessness Challenge

Come for half day or full day!

Session 1: 11-2pm

Performances by: Marvin K. White, Larry Bogad, Deezbaa O’Hare, Frankie Lee III, Closing Concert with: Shea Freedom

Session 2: 3:15-6:15pm

Performances by: Embodiment Project, Dance Brigade, Eileen M Torrez/Youth Speaks, Sean San Jose, Closing community song circle with Melanie Demore


Friday Feb 23rds, Skywatchers will host a community open mic in the Tenderloin National Forest (509 Ellis St), 5:30-7pm. Skywatchers is performance-based ensemble of Tenderloin residents. Celebrate community and our shared humanity as we break bread, drum, dance, sing, and share our stories, truths, and talents at the mic. All are welcome to perform.

“Art is not a mirror held up to reality
but a hammer with which to shape it.”
~Bertolt Brecht

Learn more at:

Tickets: $10-$35

Blessed Unrest is made possible through generous support of the Zellerbach Community Arts Grant and HERliograph- ‘Reflecting the light on everyday heroines’ Learn more at:

Questions/Comments: email


February 24
$15 - $30