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Staff PickArt of Peace (July 23 – Aug 25)

July 23, 2019 - August 25, 2019

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Art of Peace

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Art of Peace is a collaborative exhibition that brings together three organizations—Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Robby Poblete Foundation, and United Playaz—and features art and artists raising awareness about the continued escalation of death due to gun violence in our country.

Robby Poblete Foundation and United Playaz are working to remove as many firearms as possible from our streets and communities and turn them into symbols of hope.

In 2014, Robby Poblete was killed at age twenty-three by gun violence in Vallejo, California. His death prompted his mother, Pati Navalta Poblete, to found the Robby Poblete Foundation, which aims to reduce gun violence by transforming guns into objects of healing and remembrance through art and vocational programs. United Playaz, founded in 1994 by Rudy Corpuz, is a violence prevention and youth development organization that provides youth with a safe and positive environment in which to grow. Their motto, “It takes the hood to save the hood,” underscores their commitment to working with those from similar backgrounds as the youth, fostering development from within the community.


July 23, 2019
August 25, 2019
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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
415.978.ARTS (2787)
701 Mission Street (at 3rd Street) , San Francisco, CA 94103-3138 United States


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