GhostShip Halloween is a 99% community built enterprise, comprised of the work of hundreds of volunteers and event professionals. For a decade, we have exemplified the best that the Bay Area has to offer in terms of community involvement, commitment to safety, and artistic creativity.
Our event, Ghost Ship Halloween: Atlantis hosted more than 10,000 people in 2016 without any major mishap. Over the past 9 years we have shown steadfast devotion to the highest standards of safety for our patrons, artists, and staff and will continue to do so in the future.
Like most of you, the team from Ghost Ship Halloween found out about the tragic events at the Satya Yuga warehouse on the news and from frantic texts/calls from loved ones. We are shocked and saddened by the tremendous loss of life. While we share in the sadness for those affected, our event, and organization Ghost Ship Halloween has no involvement with the warehouse in Oakland.
Despite our best efforts at redirecting inquiries in more accurate directions of relief, we have still been seeing enough misinformation that we felt it necessary to clarify to those in our community who may still be confused. We want to make sure you all knew the truth and can properly educate anyone who is similarly misinformed.
Despite the fact that we are in no way associated with the Satya Yuga warehouse, this tragedy has affected our community and a lot of people we care about so we would like to direct you to the following resources where you can make a difference in the bigger issues surrounding the tragedy.
Here are some resources to find more information or get involved:
WABA – We the Artist of the Bay Area has collected many resources and has a page of vetted links for monetary donations for the victims and families.
SPUR – Upcoming events to help educate and inform
Oakland Warehouse Coalition
DIY Safe Spaces
Grey Area for the Arts
Unity Council in Fruitvale