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Community Healing Garden Festival
Celebrate Life!

Saturday, Sept 22, 2007, 11am - 3pm

Children's Rooftop at Yerba Buena Gardens
Located near 4th and Howard Streets in San Francisco


3rd biennial event features massage, reiki, health advice, refreshments, multi-cultural dance, drumming and music

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.-- Celebrate life! Treat yourself to a free afternoon of dance, live music, hands-on art making, bodywork, children’s activities, workshops and holistic health resources at the third, biennial Community Healing Garden Festival on Sat., Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at Zeum Children’s Rooftop garden, Fourth and Howard St. in San Francisco.

Presented in association with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the Community Healing Garden Festival is produced by Purple Moon Dance Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing holistic programs for women with life-threatening illness, elders and in recovery, using dance and movement to heal.

The festival brings together leading women’s health professionals, practitioners and accomplished artists with women, children, youth and families to promote healthy living in a transformative afternoon of communal dance, music, art and wellness. Free activities include bodywork, massage, reiki, yoga, children’s art-making, refreshments and informational resources from a variety of health agencies. Bring a picnic and join us in a multi-cultural, intergenerational event of healing!

Interactive dance and music will be performed by Sistahs of the Drum, DrumFire, Taiko Ren, Danza Xitlalli, ukulele group Ka’ala Carmack & J-Town Hui, Purple Moon Dance Project artists and students, including artistic director Jill Guillermo-Togawa and others. Stay tuned as additional exciting performers are announced!

The festival recognizes and honors women who participate in Purple Moon Dance Project’s Community Arts & Health Education programs, many of whom are living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The programs are held with the Latino Commission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Chinatown Public Health Center and Shanti’s LifeLines.

It is funded in part by The California Wellness Foundation, The California Endowment, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Roots and Wings Fund, SF Arts Commission, Johnson & Johnson Society for the Arts in Healthcare Partnership, the California Arts Council and SF Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax Fund. The festival’s sponsors and in-kind donors include Bi-Rite Market, Cole Hardware, Glaceau, Izze Beverage Co., Luna Bar, and Deeken & Hunt-Weber, Inc. with more to come.

Community partners who will be on hand to offer free information and resources include Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice, Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Breast and Cervical Cancer Services, Lesbian Health Research Center at UCSF, Our Family Coalition, UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, Women’s Community Clinic, California Institute of Integral Studies and others.

Purple Moon Dance Project was founded in 1992 by artistic director Jill Guillermo-Togawa, with the mission of creating positive social change and healing for a diverse community of women, particularly LGBT women of color and their families, through the medium of dance. For the past 10 years, we have developed specific programs for women of color who have life-threatening illnesses (HIV/AIDS, cancer), are over 50 and in alcohol/drug/domestic violence recovery programs.

GET INVOLVED! If you’re interested in participating or volunteering, contact Purple Moon Dance Project at project@purplemoondance.org, or 415-552-1105. For more information, go to www.purplemoondance.org. Purple Moon Dance Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Lori Higa

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Tickets are $75.  For more information, volunteer, donor and sponsorship opportunities, please contact felicia@purplemoondance.org or call 415-552-1105.

Or send a check, payable to "Purple Moon Dance Project," to PMDP, 26 7th Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

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