November 2, 2019

Processional Walk

La Procesión

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November 2nd

Starting at 22nd & Bryant


The Rescue Culture Collective

invites you to the 37th annual Procession

In the tonalpohualli, the sacred Aztec calendar, Saturday November 2, 2019 honors:

Mazatl (Deer) and is governed by Tlaloc (God of Rain & Thunderstorms) as its provider of tonalli (Shadow Soul) life energy. Mazatl is the day of the hunt. It is a good day to stalk your quarry, a bad day to be stalked. Mazatl is a day for breaking old routines and to pay attention to the routines of others.  These are good days to fulfill old obligations; bad days to go back on one’s word.



Victims of the Trump Immigrant Camps along the US Border with Mexico

Jay Davis, Educator & Cultural Worker

Victims of Gun Violence

Victims of Police Violence, Terrorist Attacks & Chemical Wars

Victims Unprecedented Catastrophic Events

Victims of Racial Terror & Ethic Cleansing

Public Servants Who Died In The Line Of Duty

All Persons & Their Companion Animals Who Died This Year


Since our founding, El Colectivo Del Rescate Cultural, our guiding "motto" has been, "NUESTROS MUERTOS NO SE VENDEN," (Our Dead Are Not For Sale).  

No city, state, federal, nor corporate-branding funding is accepted.  This has been the case since our inception, more than three decades ago, in order to maintain our integrity of being a true grassroots organization, without being beholden to political or consumerist demands on our mission of producing an authentic Ritual Procession as closest to our Meso American and Mexican roots.  We invite all cultures to join us on Nov. 2nd, 2019, to honor and remember those who have passed on.


The Rescue Cultural Collective welcomes your contributions, questions and suggestions. Contact us at:, or call 415.933.5465.

The Route

Start at Bryant and 22nd Street. Walk up to Mission make a left, down to 24th and make another left. Travel down 24th to San Bruno Ave and make a right. Walk to the park and enjoy the Festival of Altars in its new location.

Please bring flowers, votive candles, photos, and offerings. This is an alcohol free family event. All are welcome!