Resilience of Poppies – Woman, Life, Freedom!


Resilience of Poppies


Presented by Clarion Alley Mural Project
in collaboration with
CCA Center for the Arts and Public Life
Diaspora Arts Connection

Resilience of Poppies

One Day Public event with New Murals, Live Performances, Poetry Readings, and Speakers to Show Our Community Solidarity with the Brave Women in Iran. 

This is a FREE event.

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 15,  2023; 4 – 6 pm

Place:  Clarion Alley Mural Project, Clarion Alley, (between 17th & 18th, and Mission & Valencia Streets), San Francisco, CA

Resilience of Poppies is a gathering, vigil, and memorial in support of the Iranian community and the ongoing global call demanding women’s/human rights in Iran, recently sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini by the state of Iran on September 16, 2022. We will hold a vigil/memorial for all the beautiful and fearless souls who have been killed in protests. Through a combination of new murals, live dance, musical performances, and poetry, this event tells the story of courageous survivors – men and women targeted by security forces during protests, who were targeted to be shot directly in the eyes, resulting in the blinding of many protesters. Resilience of Poppies is a narrative of those who have overcome tragedy and adversity. The event curated by Katayoun Bahrami and presented by Clarion Alley Mural Project in collaboration with CCA Center for the Art and Public Life and Diaspora Arts Connection.

Participants include:

Speakers:  Megan Wilson and Katayoun Bahrami

Poetry Readings: Persis Karim and Farnaz Zabetian

New Murals: Katayoun Bahrami, and Megan Wilson

Dance PerformancesAisan Hoss

Singing and Music Performance: Adrienne Shamszad

Interactive Performance: Badri Valian

Interactive Video: Narges Poursadeqi

Live Printing: SF Poster Syndicate

Clarion Alley Mural Project

Since 1992, Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) has worked to produce and support socially engaged and aesthetically innovative public art, locally and globally as a grassroots artist-run organization based in San Francisco’s Mission District. CAMP is a community, a public space, and an organizing force that uses public art (murals, street art, performance, dance, posters, literary projects) as a means for supporting social, political, racial, and environmental justice storytelling and messaging. Over the past 30 years, CAMP has produced 900+ murals and visual arts projects and worked with 1,000+ artists, community-based organizations, and activists. In addition to works directly on Clarion Alley, CAMP has produced offsite projects in collaboration with community partners, including gallery exhibitions at The Lab, Southern Exposure, San Francisco Art Institute, Intersection for the Arts, 518 Valencia, and the Asian Art Museum; and two international exchange and residency projects with artist collectives and community-based organizations in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2003 and 2018-present. CAMP receives over 200,000 visitors annually.

Center for Art and Public Life (CAPL)

The Center promotes positive social impact by cultivating and sustaining meaningful connections with CCA students, faculty, and members of Bay Area Communities and beyond to invest in creative practices that seek solutions to some of the most pressing problems of our times.

Diaspora Arts Connection

Diaspora Arts Connection is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that aims to foster deeper understanding and lasting connections among diverse cultural and ethnic groups within the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond through the organization of cultural and artistic events, as well as empowering artists whose circumstances make it difficult for them to express themselves and allowing them a platform for artistic expression.DAC further aims to help introduce new artists to local and international audiences; to help develop and improve audience appreciation of the arts in its constituent communities through conducting lectures, screenings, readings, and workshops; to produce events that foster a deeper understanding of different diasporic cultures within our communities, and to help artists from different parts of the world and cultures to collaborate and produce valuable artistic presentations.