Call for Entry:​ Art of Peace San Francisco

We are now accepting concept proposals for artists living or working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Using materials from the June 30 San Francisco Gun Buyback, artists will create art for the Art of Peace San Francisco exhibit, which will be used to raise awareness about the impacts of gun violence in our communities.…

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Bay Area Nonprofit’s ‘Art of Peace’ Program to be Launched in San Francisco

Media Contact Rudy Corpuz, United Playaz, rudy@unitedplayaz.org Pati Navalta Poblete, Robby Poblete Foundation pati@robbypobletefoundation.org SAN FRANCISCO – JULY 17, 2018 – Two Bay Area nonprofits, United Playaz and The Robby Poblete Foundation, in partnership with the San Francisco Police Department, are uniting to bring a groundbreaking new project called “The Art of Peace” to San…

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Bay Area commissions turn dismantled guns into art

Coming days after yet another mass shooting in the US—this time at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, where ten people were killed—an exhibition featuring art formed from dismantled firearms opened in Oakland, California on Tuesday (22 May). The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, together with the Robby Poblete Foundation, organised the show and commissioned local artists to transform hundreds…

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Assemblyman recognizes Poblete Foundation as top nonprofit

VALLEJO — The Robby Poblete Foundation has been named Nonprofit of the Year for 14th Assembly District for its work to prevent gun violence. Assemblyman Timothy Grayson, D-Concord, announced his selection Wednesday. “The Robby Poblete Foundation is taking an extraordinary stand against gun violence in the East Bay area by taking unwanted guns off the streets, transforming…

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Foundation looks to turn violence into peace, hope

VALLEJO — An untimely death, particularly one derived through senseless and avoidable circumstances like gun violence, can leave behind a sense of loss that can be difficult to manage. There is the weight of the violent act, the void left behind by the victim’s absence and the elimination of the potential that person’s life carries.…

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