Kehinde Wiley Conversation on a Father’s Heart

People in Koret Auditorium during a Kehinde Wiley panel at the de Young

Koret Auditorium, de Young museum, San Francisco, 2023. Photograph by Gary Sexton

Join us on Father’s Day weekend to hear from the heart of men who have lost their children to state violence. Panelists will also discuss their nationwide efforts to support the healing of other fathers experiencing similar trauma.


  • Andrew Joseph, father of Andrew Joseph
  • Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson, uncle of Oscar Grant
  • Kevin Tarver, father of Darius Tarver
  • Arbuey Wright, father of Daunte Wright

Moderated by: Pastor Michael McBride

In partnership with: Love Not Blood Campaign

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People in Koret Auditorium during a Kehinde Wiley panel at the de Young

About the Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series

This event is part of the Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series, developed in collaboration with Pastor Mike McBride and Sherrie Deans of Live Free USA. This six-part series brings together some of the biggest names in culture, art, sports, and activism. Through panels, performances, and collective healing practices, this series offers a platform to those most impacted by state-sanctioned violence and offers a constructive framework for understanding the intersections of art, suffering, and healing.

About the speakers

Andrew Joseph, father of Andrew Joseph

Andrew Joseph is a victim advocate and cofounder of the Andrew Joseph Foundation. He is passionate about serving as a change agent and works within his community as a youth coach, mentor, and human rights speaker. 

Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson, uncle of Oscar Grant

Cephus Johnson, a.k.a Uncle Bobby, is a social justice activist at the forefront of ending police brutality in America. He considers ending police brutality and supporting families who have suffered at the hands of police his life’s work, and deeply believes that when we work together, we can create lasting change.

Kevin Tarver, father of Darius Tarver

Over the last 20 years, Kevin Tarver has dedicated his life to helping others. He currently serves as pastor of New Resurrection Christian Ministries and Outreach, chaplain and peer support for McKinney’s police department, and on McKinney’s Chief of Police Advisory Council. 

Arbuey Wright, father of Daunte Wright

Arbuey Wright has turned the pain and challenges of losing his son into an opportunity to build his son’s legacy to make meaningful change in his community and support families that have experienced the same type of loss. He believes that for police accountability and transparency to become a reality, you must find in your heart the will to turn your pain into purpose.

Ticket info

Free. Seating is limited and unassigned. This does not include admission to the museum.

About Love Not Blood Campaign

The Love Not Blood Campaign (LNBC), is a grassroots social justice nonprofit founded in 2014. Their guiding principle is simple: those directly impacted should lead the movement for our right to live free from state sanctioned violence. LNBC pursues this goal through healing circles, healing conferences, movement building, economic justice, and advocacy. They provided holistic care that encompasses physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual wellbeing.

About Live Free USA

Live Free is a nonprofit and social justice network dedicated to ending gun violence, mass incarceration, and mass criminalization through education, advocacy, and direct action. They are driven by a mission to build community power and agency by reimagining public safety and increasing civic engagement. Live Free sees a world with safe, equitable communities for all and where every person is safely and peacefully connected to community.


The Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series is made possible by the generous support of

Presenting Sponsors

Generous Support
The Harris Family
Charles and Brandi Hudson
Kaitlyn and Mike Krieger
Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman
Sonya Yu

Additional support is provided by the Adamolekun Family, Lisa Blackwell, Quinn Delaney and Wayne Jordan, Delvecchio and Kelly Finley, Bryan and Tara Meehan, Elaine A. Mellis, The Plexo Foundation, Soho House, Lisa and Jim Zanze, and the Contemporary Support Council.

Free admission on select weekends is generously underwritten by Year-round, Free Saturdays admission for Bay Area residents is generously underwritten by Diane B. Wilsey and programming is supported by the Koret Foundation and Wells Fargo.

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