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Love, Heal, Transform: One year memorial of the San Quentin COVID19 Outbreak

May 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Sunday May 30th, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Gathering at San Quentin East (Main) Gate

Join the interfaith community and loved ones impacted by incarceration in prayer and reflection on the 1st Anniversary of the San Quentin COVID-19 Outbreak, the largest outbreak in the nation leading to the deaths of 28 people incarcerated inside San Quentin and over 222 deaths in California jails, prisons and detention centers. This will be a sacred space for grief, mourning, healing, and acknowledgment. They will memorialize lives lost and offer prayers for those still incarcerated and their families, who continue to live at risk of COVID and other infectious diseases.

While the rest of our society begins to return to “normal”, we know that “normal” inside prisons means overcrowded settings which continue to put people at high risk of COVID and other infectious diseases. We must not forget those living inside prisons and continue with urgency to save lives and live up to our values of fairness, accountability and transformation. Our hope is that this memorial vigil which will be filmed will later be shown inside San Quentin, with the administration’s permission.

***For those joining in person, please RSVP here. They will be in contact with you regarding parking, and other final details. All people joining in person must wear a mask and practice social distancing even if you are vaccinated.


May 30, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT


San Quentin State Prison