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Please join the San Francisco Bahá’í community for a free viewing of an exciting new 48 minute film, Dawn of the Light, celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of the Báb on Sunday, October 27th, 2019.

This film follows the personal search for truth and meaning by diverse people living in the United States, Nepal, Chile, Northern Ireland, Tajikistan, Austria, Zambia and New Zealand who face and address the all too common contemporary social issues of racial injustice, extremes of wealth and poverty, breakdown of traditions in community life, violence and war, sexual inequality, and fractured families. The film shares the journeys of these individuals in finding personal spiritual strength to transform not only themselves but also their social circles based on their understanding of spiritual teachings that are revolutionizing human thought and behavior.

Their stories are explored against the backdrop of the remarkable life of the Báb, a mid 19th century figure who brought a new inspired outlook for the destiny of the human race.

Details for this event: Sunday, October 27th at 5 p.m. in Fromm Hall, University of San Francisco, 650 Parker St., San Francisco. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with the film and a short program at 5 p.m., followed by a reception. Street parking is available on Parker and Golden Gate streets and there are entrances both on Golden Gate Avenue and Parker Street. This event is free and all are welcome.