Michael Franti, of Spearhead, Beatnigs and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprasy, has announced the 10th annual Power to the Peaceful celebration in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The free festival will take place on September 6th this year. The celebration began in 1998 with 6,000 attendees while last year’s drew an estimated 60,000. Past performers have included Indigo Girls, The String Cheese Incident, John Butler Trio, KRS-1, Digital Underground, Woody Harrelson, Angela Davis, Saul Williams, Dennis Kucinich, Ram Das, Blackalicious, Alice Walker, Talib Kweli, The Coup, Keller Williams, DJ Spooky, Lyrics Born, graffiti artist Vulcan, Youth Speaks Poets, Julia Butterfly Hill, and many more. In 2007 the event went international with celebrations in South America and Africa.
The year will feature musicians Michael Franti and Spearhead, Ziggy Marley, Warren Haynes, King Britt, Cheb i Sabbah, and a variety of renowned DJ’s and other international acts. During the day various speakers including Namkha Rinpoche Lama, will address various issues of social justice and equality on the main festival stage and participate in the Amnesty International Sponsored Social Forum Speaker Tent. The Mezzanine in San Francisco will host the Festival afterparty featuring an Allstar Jam Session and DJ dance party.
Sunday, September 7 will offer a day of yoga at Yoga Tree Castro, hosted by Power to the Peaceful Yoga. Again this year, Conscious Alliance will host a Food Drive. PTTP attendees are encouraged to bring ten non-perishable food items to redeem for an exclusive PTTP Food Drive Poster. All donations will go to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank.
For more information, check out the the Power to the Peaceful website.
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