CARE Hosts Power to the Peaceful Festival

Posted on September 9, 2009

Looking for something to do this weekend in San Francisco? Join ITVS and CARE at the 11th Annual Power to the Peaceful Concert and Global Action Forum & Celebration. For the past 10 years Michael Franti, singer/activist and ambassador for the global humanitarian organization CARE, has hosted the free event. This year, more than 70,000 attendees are expected to turn out for a day of music and inspiration to serve the people and the planet. On Saturday, September 12, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM, come out to the free concert and visit the ITVS booth at Golden Gate Park, Speedway Meadow, to learn more about the free documentary screenings from the upcoming season of Community Cinema. Free resources will also be available to educators.

The festival continues on Sunday, September 13, 2:00 PM–9:00 PM, at the San Francisco War Memorial Building, Herbst Theater and Green Ballroom. Join the afternoon symposium to learn about global poverty issues, particularly those affecting women. The Power to the Peaceful Global Action Forum & Celebration will feature experts from the global poverty-fighting organization CARE, as well as civic and community leaders who will discuss topics including girls' education, climate change, hunger and food security. Presenters include representatives from CARE, Back to Earth, the Office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Potentia Foundation, Room to Read, Spark, UC Berkeley, Vitamin Angels and others. The event will culminate with an evening reception featuring an intimate acoustic concert with Michael Franti and friends, the presentation of the Stay Human award to a celebrated humanitarian and much more. 

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