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Communion and Wellbeing: Arts and Outreach

  • 150 mins

Rituals of communion, mourning, and celebration express the beating hearts of our communities. Often, community artists assume the role of catalysts, organizers, and ministers – involving neighbors and residents in transformational acts of creation. The program includes a digital photo exhibition of two important annual rituals:  the San Francisco Drag Eucharist and the Marcha de las Putxs; as well as images of Skywatcher’s performances in the streets.  The program will initiate with three live performances from the Skywatchers collective. The films feature Mission and Tenderloin artists whose work with locals has adorned those neighborhoods with murals and performances, inspiring collective action while ritualizing belonging and identity. After the screening, join us for a discussion with panelists responsible for impactful social ministry, health, and artistic creation in the Tenderloin and Mission neighborhoods.

Masks are not required at the Tenderloin Museum, but are recommended and appreciated.

Curation by Robin Abad Ocubillo and John M. Brett


Robin Abad HeadshotRobin Abad Ocubillo (Moderator), Curator and Producer, SF Urban Film Fest

John BrettJohn M. Brett (Moderator), Chaplain

Glenda HopeRev. Dr. Glenda B. Hope, Founder of SF Network Ministries

Celestina Pearl, LVN/Outreach Director, St. James Infirmary

Father Richard Smith, Priest Associate, St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church

Performance by ABD/Skywatchers

Kim Diamond, (Ensemble Member), Skywatchers

Shavonne Wong, (Ensemble Member and Facilitator), Skywatchers

Joel Yates, (Ensemble Member and Facilitator), Skywatchers




Featured Photos by

Sam LaDueSam LaDue, Photographer, Editor, San Francisco Drag Eucharist

Diego Jesus Bartesaghi Mena, Photographer, Marcha de las Putxs

Co-Presented by
St. James Infirmary

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Accessibility Information
: The Tenderloin Museum is wheelchair accessible. For questions regarding accessibility information, email

In this program

San Francisco Drag Eucharist

Blessed Street Ritual

Directed by Sam LaDue

San Francisco Drag Eucharist, 2021 and 2022. Photos by Sam LaDue of San Francisco Night Ministry. 

He Had Wings

Directed by Jeanne Marie Hallacy

He Had Wings is a documentary film about the artist Ronnie Goodman, homelessness, and the streets of San Francisco.

Skywatchers: The Slow Art of Belonging

Directed by ABD/Skywatchers

Looking back over 10 years of Skywatchers’ relational, durational art making, this documentary film illuminates the work of a pioneering community arts program that’s deeply embedded in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco.

Dates & Times


Tenderloin Museum

Fri, Mar 10
6:00 pm