World Premiere of Film “Mission Love”! Saturday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m., Brava Theater

Ray Balberan is an O.G., someone who has lived Love, Mission Love.

I remember he fought against the ugliness of San Francisco’s juvenile injustice system when I was going through it in the 80’s. He has always been a light.

He has documented the grassroots history of family and community in the Mission district. No one recorded this type of raw roots footage. This is our roots. 

Join us this Saturday, October 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for the world premiere of Uncle Ray’s unprecedented original film “Mission Love” at the Brava Theater in La San Fran Mision!

This poem is dedicated to him:

“Mission Love: For Ray Balberan”

I pick up a pebble and it gives me good luck

I put it in my pocket and it is the most precious thing I own

It teaches me about time and patience

This simple stone gives me faith

In it lives the will of God and that is all I will ever need

I know a good thing when I see it



Mission Love

The poor give more than the rich

The poor are full of faith

They love

I take the pebble from my pocket and bow in humility and happiness for spirit

I will not hoard this treasure

I give it to you

Mission Love

Mission Love at Susanville State Penitentiary, circa 1989

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