The New Community Leadership Foundation (NCLF) and San Francisco Beautiful (SFB) present, “Homecoming: Day of Atonement in Fillmore, Reclaiming Heritage in San Francisco: 40 Years After Jonestown”. This first time ever event held in San Francisco takes place on Sunday November 18th, 2018 beginning at 1:45 pm.
Since the tragic deaths of 918 people at Jonestown, Guyana on November 18, 1978, this is the first public tribute in San Francisco to acknowledge the tragedy and devastating impact that the People’s Temple had on the families of the Fillmore and Western Addition.
“Homecoming: Day of Atonement in Fillmore, Reclaiming Heritage in San Francisco: 40 Years After Jonestown” is a celebration of people coming together in the name of the Fillmore/Western Addition to reclaim the full humanity of the people who perished and to lay a foundation to dedicate a space where in the future, people can stop, pause, read and reflect on the community’s deep and vibrant legacy in San Francisco.
The event begins at 1:45 pm with a press conference in front of the former People’s Temple at 1859 Geary Blvd. followed by a march down Fillmore Street to the Fillmore Turk Mini Park. The program at the park will feature elected officials and music, food, poetry and reflections.
All donations are fully tax deductible and contribute the event and to the permanent installation of a memorial wall and garden in the Fillmore Turk Mini Park.
Checks payable to: San Francisco Beautiful, 2269 Chestnut Street, Ste. 437, SF CA 94123