SAN QUENTIN—In the aftermath of a 2006 prison race riot, a group of incarcerated people at San Quentin came together to honor peace. Little did they know their efforts would spur an enduring movement that would foster unity and relative harmony across the notoriously violent prison.
Since 2007, San Quentin residents have held yearly Day of Peace celebrations on the prison’s Lower Yard, the site of the previous year’s disturbance, with each year’s celebration building on the one before.
This year saw multiple outside performers grace the stage overlooking the crowded Lower Yard, including Christian rapper Emilio, rap artist Discreet, and Irish ska-rock band Sean Daly and the Shams, making their second appearance.
The event had a powerful impact on everyone present, incarcerated and free alike.
Sean Daly and the Shams support The Q’s peace movement with their own unique brand of Irish ska-rock.
Contact: Lt. G. Berry, Public Information Officer – Guim’Mara.Berry@cdcr.ca.gov