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As we work towards opening the doors of the Courage Museum in 2026, we will be rolling out event engagement opportunities for various audiences.Our Courageous Conversations event series includes four event tracks.

  • Storyteller Summit
  • Parent Education
  • Youth Engagement
  • Professional Learning

Please continue to visit our Courageous Conversations Event page to see what we’ve been up to and the events we have in the works. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

Save the Date! Second Annual Night of Courage – Sept 25, 2024

Please mark your calendars! We will be hosting our second Night of Courage on Wednesday, Sept 25, 2024 at the Presidio Theatre and the future home of the Courage Museum! We hosted our inaugural Night of Courage in February of 2020 just before the world sheltered in place due to COVID-19. We are excited to bring this powerful evening back to celebrate and honor remarkable individuals whose acts of courage advanced critical national conversations about gender-based violence, hate, discrimination and healing.

Presented by Futures Without Violence, the Courage Awards celebrate extraordinary individuals who by speaking out and sharing their truth, inspire others to activate their own courage and become agents of change.

More details to come.

Past Events

Please join Futures Without Violence for a Storyteller Summit, presented by the Courage Museum, in collaboration with Actual Films.

The afternoon program will feature a series of participatory discussions with an inspiring group of individuals who have chosen to share their experiences with gender and race-based discrimination and violence, for the inaugural Empathy Mirror installation at the upcoming Courage Museum in San Francisco.

Storyteller Summit
Thursday May 30, 2024

The Open Square at Futures Without Violence
100 Montgomery Street
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
For full event details: Click Here

Parent Education Workshop –December 5, 2023

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Becoming an askable parent at the Parent Education Workshop Event

Parents and caregivers of high school students, we invite you to join Futures Without Violence in our second installment of Courageous Conversations: Navigating the Teen Social Landscape, a Parent Education Workshop presented by the Courage Museum. This workshop will be co-facilitated by Shafia Zaloom, Health Educator at the Urban School and Courage Museum Content Advisor, and Bay Area High School Students.

We invite parents and caregivers of high school students to come and engage in conversations with Bay Area high school students about real-life scenarios surrounding mental health, social media, substances, sexuality, and more that represent what teens are facing on a daily basis. By doing so we hope to help you gain insight into the social emotional lives of teens and how parenting adults may help guide and support young people to make decisions that affirm their values and keep themselves and their friends healthy and safe.

Storyteller Summit – October 24, 2023

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On October 24th, we filled the Open Square at the Courage Museum with close to 100 lead supporters, allies, and collaborators for the first-ever Storyteller Summit. The half day program featured several of the Empathy Mirror storytellers in conversation with the directors who curated their films for the inaugural installation, offering a rare behind the scenes opportunity for attendees to learn more about the individual storytellers and the ways in which their individual experiences with hate, discrimination, and violence will offer unique learning opportunities for museum visitors via the high school level learning activities and professional development for educators.

Three separate discussions throughout the afternoon created opportunities for self-reflection, group discussion, and interaction with the storytellers and directors. Roundtable discussions featured gun violence prevention advocate, Aalayah Eastmond, in conversation with director, Bing Liu; healthy relationship and youth advocates, Tana Greene and Angela Kim, in conversation with director Bonni Cohen; and transgender youth advocates David and Jess Fuller in conversation with child protection advocate, Luz Hernandez, director Bing Liu, and producer Justine Nagan.

The response to this first Storyteller Summit was extremely positive, and we may well host another in the spring of 2024. Stay tuned

Check out the event recap here!