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Murals for Black Lives Matter

61 petitions

Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Mayor Bill Saffo, Wilmington NC City Council

We want a Black Lives Matter Street Mural in Wilmington, NC!

After Washington DC painted a Black Lives Matter street mural on June 5, 2020, Raleigh, Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Greensboro painted their murals. Wilmington residents want to show support of their Black neighbors too! Proposals were submitted to the city council on June 11 to create a Black Lives Matter street mural on 3rd Street in Wilmington. We heard from the city and met for the first time on July 13. When we met, it was suggested to alter the proposal to create a large art installation (8 foot signs for each letter of BLACK LIVES MATTER painted by local artists) with increased visibility to the street since the city would not consider our first proposal to paint directly on 3rd street. The new location is Jervay Memorial Park, the neighboring block from the original request in front of the 1898 Memorial. All proposals are available on the link at the bottom. Please sign to let Mayor Saffo and the city council know that there are a lot of us on board for this project! We already have dozens of volunteers and all costs covered with private donations so no tax dollars would be necessary. All we need is permission from the city. Every major city in North Carolina was able to complete their murals already. We hope for permission to have our mural completed as soon as possible. This mural already has the support of the local politicians, several local organizations and hundreds of citizens who emailed us and raised money for the effort.  We hope to involve the community with the painting of the mural as well as showcase local diverse artists. For more information, please view the WECT and WWAY news articles, or the more recent Encore Magazine article. http://www.encorepub.com/black-lves-matter-sign/ https://www.wect.com/2020/06/11/proposal-paint-wilmington-street-with-black-lives-matter-sent-city-leaders/ https://www.wwaytv3.com/2020/06/12/residents-submit-proposal-to-paint-black-lives-matter-on-part-of-3rd-street/ We presented to the City Council on July 21, 2020. The vote was delayed until August 4. We hope to have a lot of signatures to show them that Wilmington NC believes Black Lives Matter!  To see all documents in support submitted to the city https://wilmington.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=25&clip_id=5527&meta_id=214314 

Janna Robertson
5,804 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to University Hills & UCI Community

Black Lives Matter Mural in University Hills & UCI

Dear Neighbors, We have started a petition to UCI and ICHA to allow a Black Lives Matter street mural to be painted in University Hills and UCI. Given the excellent turnout at the Uni Hills Black Lives Matter march in June, we hope this demonstration will be seen as another important opportunity for our families and students to come together and show our support for the Black community and our commitment to social change. Our activism for racial justice can’t stop. We feel a street mural will keep the community energized, focused, inspired, and committed to this vital movement. Our goal is to create a mural that is similar but smaller in scale to ones painted in Washington DC, New York, and numerous other US cities. Step 1 is to secure a permit. If you support a BLM street mural in University Hills or somewhere near campus, please sign the petition. Step 2 will be to identify a location once a permit is in place. We are suggesting Anteater at Peltason and/or Anteater at California for greatest visibility for those entering University Hills and UCI, while also allowing for an easy detour during the painting. We’ve begun planning additional details and have the support of the Community Safety Diversity Working Group (CSDWG). We hope to include our Anteater Sports Community, our UCI Campus Organizations, our Arts community, Irvine Campus Housing Authority (ICHA), anyone and everyone, to join us in this endeavor. Our goal is to complete the mural before the November election so we can also promote the 'Vote' message. Given this urgency, we are hoping to for the strong response we know this community is capable of. For information on how to get involved or if you have additional questions, please Anne-Marie Grill at am.grill@yahoo.com or Lilli LaBuen Gillen at llagillen@gmail.com. In Solidarity, Annie-Marie and Lilli

Anne-Marie Grill
1,093 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to St. Joseph City Commission

Black Lives Matter mural in front of St. Joseph High School

We, the students of St. Joseph High School, want a Black Lives Matter mural painted in front of our school (on Stadium Drive) to voice solidarity with our twin city school, Benton Harbor High School and to support the Black community in St. Joe. On August 8th, members of the Benton Harbor community painted a mural in front of Benton Harbor High School. The organizer of that mural, Trenton Bowens, reached out to the St. Joseph City Commission to get it approved for St. Joe as well. But, after some backlash the commission has stalled on voting in favor of the mural. It has been over a month since this idea was proposed and still the commission hasn't come to a decision. The goal of this petition is to show the City Commission that St. Joseph High School students support this mural and to show the Black students at SJHS that the school supports this statement. While alternative options for the mural have been presented, we do not want to settle for options other than a mural that simply states "Black Lives Matter" because we want our mural to mirror the one already painted in our twin city, Benton Harbor.  This is an opportunity for St. Joseph High School to show that we recognize that there is institutionalized racism and that we are going to take steps to fight it. It's important to emphasize that this is not a solution to the problem, it's only one step in the right direction. We want St. Joseph High School to be on the right side of history. If you are a SJHS student and want to join the Social Justice Group, please contact Norah Judge through Google Hangouts.

SJHS Social Justice Group
2,580 supporters