Five exhibitions now on view


Photo of Clarissa Dyas by RJ Muna



This is a free, public outdoor event. Audiences will maintain physical distancing and masked while experiencing the performance outside of CounterPulse’s building. 80 Turk Street, San Francisco.

October 14-17, 2021 | Thursday – Saturday, 7pm & 8:30pm (2 shows per night)

Saturday, 5pm Matinee | Sunday, 7pm only

About Meet Us Quickly

Acknowledging the complicated, problematic, and honorable history of solidarity between Black and Jewish movements for social change, Meet Us Quickly asks how Black and Jewish voices, including Jews who live at the intersection of both identities, can amplify the call for racial justice via an end to mass incarceration. Unfolding in three parts, Meet Us Quickly links the “caging of black bodies” in the United States, from the period of slavery through the current era of mass incarceration, to the dehumanization of Jews that flourished on both sides of the Atlantic throughout much of the 20th century and which is becoming prominent again today with the rise of white nationalism.

Flyaway Productions premieres Meet Us Quickly With Your Mercy, the second in a trilogy of outdoor public art performances addressing the devastating effects of mass incarceration. Meet Us Quickly is presented in partnership with the Museum of the African Diaspora, Bend The Arc Jewish Action, Prison Renaissance, and through CounterPulse’s curated co-production program. It will take place on the exterior facades of CounterPulse and the Dahlia Hotel next door.

After each show, come on in to CounterPulse to see a visual art exhibit by artists working behind bars at San Quentin.

View the recording of the panel discussion hosted by Museum of the African Diaspora, Flyaway Productions, Prison Renaissance and Bend the Arc | FINDING MERCY: Black & Jewish Voices Against Mass Incarceration

View the recording of a discussion featuring the Choreographer & Director Jo Kreiter and Dancer Laura Elaine Ellis, including a short rehearsal film | Meet Us Quickly: Performing and Painting from Justice

Supported by the Bill Graham Foundation, CA Arts Council, Creative Work Fund, Ear Hussle/Radiotopia, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, MAP Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, Rainin Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, and Zellerbach Foundation.