Art and Culture As We Shelter In Place 

Dance. Music. Theatre. 
Thursday, June 11th, 2020
This map shows the 2,963 cities or towns that have protested between May 25th, 2020 and June 11th, 2020.

Communities across the nation have unified and mobilized to hold peaceful protests to speak out against police brutality and the injustices caused by historic and systemic racism. 

We hold you in our hearts and minds during this time.
Love, Strength, and Power to you all.

I am so tired of waiting,
Aren’t you,
For the world to become good
And beautiful and kind?
Let us take a knife
And cut the world in two –
And see what worms are eating
At the rind.

—"Tired," Langston Hughes

We stand with our brothers and sisters currently in the fight for change and reform and we also encourage you to keep your mental, physical and spiritual health in the forefront of your mind and we hope the resources we list in this email can assist with that. 

Friend of The Ruth!
Storied: San Francisco has been releasing "Love Letters to the City", check out this episode and listen to an interview with artist, Bayview Opera House teaching artist, and friend
 William Rhodes!

SixFeetApart by BVOH
Youth Speaks Present: 

Freedom Speech: 
A 2020 Virtual Juneteenth Event

Submissions are rolling in for Freedom Speech! Submit a video and join the movement!

We need you,
We need your voice,
 to be the change we are fighting for!



Please record a 60-90 second video of poetry/speech/song/dance/talk, responding to what Freedom means in this moment, right now. Feel free to share/fill this submission form or send it directly to us at


Check out this new submission video from Oakland resident Magatte!!!
Bayview Opera House's very own 
SixFeet Apart Productions 
premiers new content every week. 

Art SixFeetApart - Every other Wednesday at 1:00pm, Learn to draw with Z, Joseph, and Droid!
The New Normal New episodes every Thursday at 1:00pm, our original comedic web-series  
Harry Potter Story Time New episodes every Friday at 6:30pm, read by artists, performers and Bayview community leaders.  
Virtual Juneteenth Celebration: Freedom Speech which will occur on Friday, June 19th at 2:00pm. 
Interesting Events:
Register for our workshops here:

Join us every 2nd and 4th Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm PT for a free writing workshop. No experience necessary! Just bring a device you can tune in with, something you need to feel comfortable writing (pen, pencil, notepad, laptop, etc), and we got the rest!
ThinkBeat Radio Presents:
w/ DJs
Wonway & Dion Decibels
Spinning: soul, funk, disco, salsa, house, afrobeat(s), and other dance music to move your spirit and let you breathe..
Streaming LIVE @
FRI 6/12 - 6pm PST/ 9PM EST

BAYCAT ACADEMY’s first-ever digital industry conference

InFocus: A Week Spotlighting Diverse Creatives, launches next week! 

We’re bringing together creative professionals of color like for conversations on jump-starting your career, finding your creative path, funding your film, and more. This event is open to the public and FREE with registration.
Black Lives Matter Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma 
A 17-minute guided meditation created by Dr. Candice Nicole. You can also find The Ally + Accomplice Meditation for Cultivating an Anti-Racist Mindset, a 17-minute guided meditation for White people who identify as allies and/or accomplices to Black Lives Matter. 
Diosa Blooms in San Francisco is giving out free bouquets to Black folx in SF in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. If you or anyone you know would love flowers during these difficult times, please come through the shop! Show some love! Let your body rest! We’re here to support physically, emotionally, lovingly, & financially! 

No need to fill out the form either!Just come in when you are able! We’re located at 3150 18th St, Suite 112 in SF!
Get Into It!
SF Housing Element is asking for SF residents to participate in a new project that will help guide the way the City addresses housing needs in terms of adequacy, affordability, racial and social equity and more. Click the image for more information!
Letters for Black Lives is an organization that translates BLM and its demands into accessible language for non-English speakers. Check out their website to find letters in various languages to help explain the current situation to your family and friends with the hope of increasing awareness, education and empathy. 
Local Food Pantries

Monday's at Bayview Opera House 
4705 3rd Street, SF, CA, 94124
9:00am - 1:00pm 
First Come, First Served. 
No ID or Verification necessary.


Thursday's at Now Hunters Point
155 Jennings at Cargo Way
11am while supplies last
First Come, First Served
NO ID or Verification necessary
Fresh Produce, Children's Books and more

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Programs at the Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre are made possible by:
San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, Invest in Neighborhoods, Office of Economic and Workforce Development, San Francisco Foundation, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, California Arts Council, the Morris Stulsaft Foundation, the Nicholson Family Foundation and many other generous donors.

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Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre
4705 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94124