Third Annual Western Addition Peace Festival

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WHO: A roster of Bay Area luminaries will speak or perform (details below); hundreds of Fillmore residents and friends of all ages will attend

WHY: Five years of community-drive effort have transformed the Western Addition’s five-block-long public park, Buchanan Mall, from a dilapidated concourse marked by turf conflicts and shootings into an open-air community center for gathering, play, exercise, and joyful social connection. The Western Addition Peace Festival, now in its third consecutive year on the Mall, is a signature event of the community’s reclamation work.

The Peace Festival is organized by founder and community activist Terry Taylor and Citizen Film, a nonprofit production company based in the Western Addition.