The San Francisco Lowrider Council is celebrating their 40th anniversary in spectacular fashion.
San Francisco’s history of lowrider vehicles is colorful and storied, closely linked with the vibrant Latino community that has called SF their home for decades. The fascinating vehicles are colorful, exciting, and fun to watch – which is why this lowrider exhibition is not to be missed!
The SF Lowrider Council is celebrating their 40th anniversary with an exhibit in the Mission running through September, as well as a special event and “Celebration Cruise” on September 18.
The free 40th Anniversary Exhibit can be found at the Mission Cultural Center at 2868 Mission St from Tuesday, September 7 until Monday, September 27. It will present the history of lowrider culture as a social justice movement in the Bay Area, used as an art form to rebel against police brutality and racism. It will feature historical photos, vehicle parts, memorabilia, posters, and more.
The Council will put on an exciting Celebration Cruise featuring lowrider vehicles, food vendors, art, performances, and more. It will happen along Mission St. at 24th Street from 2pm-9pm on Saturday, September 18.
SF Lowrider Council Founder and President Roberto Hernandez said, “It’s important to remember that the San Francisco Lowrider Council exists due to community efforts to fight the racial injustice that made the council necessary to resist the San Francisco Police Department’s racist actions against Latinos and people of color.”
The SF Lowrider Council was founded in 1981 to “unite all LowRider clubs & solo riders to promote the art of LowRiding.” It has served to resist police brutality and racism in the Bay Area for 40 years.
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