SOMArts’ Please Stand By: Virtual Summer Solstice affirms that the fight for a more just and equitable future doesn’t stop when we are sheltering in place. This pandemic has revealed the systemic failures that continue to disproportionately impact communities of color. Now, we are witnessing people across the world protest for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black lives violently stolen by the police and white supremacy.
In lieu of fundraising for SOMArts, attendees are encouraged to donate directly to the Please Stand By performers throughout the program, and any funds donated to SOMArts during the event will be distributed to: Black Lives Matter and Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project.
To donate, visit our Please Stand By Black Lives page.
Hosted by SF nightlife personalities Yves Saint Croissant and LOL McFiercen, this virtual event features the midnight monsters of Creature, Oakland collective MACRO WAVES, and multidisciplinary artist Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo. DJ collective and mutual aid resource network We Are The Ones will be spinning a genre-defying set. Headlining from Los Angeles is Sister Mantos, whose psychedelic blend of Latin beats, funk rhythms, and punk attitude imagines utopias free of war and oppression.
Streamed on Twitch, you can watch the event by clicking the button below!
PLEASE STAND BY: Virtual Summer Solstice
SOMArts will be providing ASL interpretation and closed captions throughout the evening program.
We Are The Ones
Yves Saint Croissant
Thank you to Facebook Art Department for sponsoring #PleaseStandBy Virtual Summer Solstice