Murals for Black Lives Matter
Petition to City of Tulsa, Mayor G.T. Bynum
PERMANENT BLACK LIVES MATTER MURAL - GREENWOOD AVENUE/BLACK WALL STREET - TULSA, OKLAHOMA
Requesting that the City of Tulsa, Mayor G.T. Bynum, allow the temporary BLACK LIVES MATTER mural painted on Greenwood/The Black Wall Street during the Juneteenth Celebration, June 20, 2020, to be made into a permanent BLACK LIVES MATTER mural. The mural on Greenwood Avenue/The Black Wall Street will serve as a constant reminder of the need for continuous change and honor the lives of those that were lost and forever changed due to the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot (also referred to as the Tulsa Race Massacre). The Tulsa Race Massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of white residents attacked black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It has been called "the single worst incident of racial violence in American history.” The Greenwood District/The Black Wall Street has never recovered, however, the mural will serve as a constant reminder of what was and what can be, promote growth, be uplifting and retain the history (in the remaining portion of the District) while continuing to instill pride in the area.
Petition to Mayor Kate Gallego
Painting Black Lives Matter mural on the city street in front of the Phoenix Suns Arena
澳门皇冠手机网站Greetings Phoenix Residents, Mayor Kate Gallego, recently said, "Phoenix wants to become a better city and our country wants to come together and do more." The city claims to acknowledge the concerns of the Black community, however is hesitant to express their solidarity. Phoenix is one of the fastest growing cities in our country, and yet somehow one of the least progressive cities. Recently, Phoenix was given the opportunity to show their resolve to stand with their Black Community and leave a symbol that recognizes the need for change. However, the city officials failed to act and greeted this opportunity with opposition. Phoenix, enough is enough. When the community organized to have Martin Luther King Jr Day recognized as a state holiday, it was met with opposition. When the community organized to have a street renamed Dr Martin Luther King Jr BLVD, it was met with opposition. Now we are being met with the same opposition and excuses. It’s time to get to work. This petition serves as notice to the Mayor that residents of this city are in support of painting the Black Lives Matter mural in front of the Phoenix Suns Arena. Hesitancy has never succeeded in affecting change. So today, Mayor Kate Gallego, I ask you to not hesitate and take the lead. Grant us permission to paint the mural on the city street so that we can ban together as one community. To residents of our city, I ask that you sign this petition. I ask that you sign it for yourself, for your neighbors, and to make Phoenix a better City.
澳门皇冠手机网站Petition to Lansdale Borough
Lansdale Black Lives Matter Mural
This petition is to have BLACK LIVES MATTER painted on the Liberty Bell Trail outside the Borough Hall Building along Railroad Street. Join us in spreading awareness and show your support for this grassroots movement looking to keep Lansdale in motion! Systematic change is demanded and there is no place more appropriate than outside the building that has shaped our community's policies for so long. Let us continue to come together and lead by example as a community while this world seeks healing and change. We are working in conjunction with the Lansdale Borough Council to make this project a reality. Together we can get this done right and in a peaceful and appropriate manner. Like our Facebook Page: Lansdale Black Lives Matter Mural for project updates and to get involved in the planning process! We are excited and appreciate your support! Welcome to the team! PETITION FOR LANSDALE BOROUGH RESIDENTS If you are a Lansdale Borough Resident, please click here to sign the PETITION FOR LANSDALE BOROUGH RESIDENTS ONLY. Thank you for your support! ABOUT THIS PROJECT We are organizing in conjunction with the Lansdale Borough to have “BLACK LIVES MATTER” painted on the Liberty Bell Trail outside the Borough building along Railroad Street We are dedicated to bringing Lansdale together by showing our solidarity and support for the systematic change being called for across the country We need to acknowledge together that racism is a systemic problem affecting individuals throughout every community We believe in sending a strong and clear message to, from, and with the Borough that we are all committed to the fight against racism, injustice, and police brutality We need to acknowledge and validate the experiences of our community by acknowledging and addressing these issues head on LOCATION SIGNIFICANCE “The call for systematic change around this country affects us all. For Lansdale Borough residents, that starts at the Borough Hall. That is the building that has shaped law and policy in this borough for all these years. If change is going to happen, that is where this message needs to be directed.”-Anthony Simpson, Project Organizer This mural is a symbolic gesture and message of solidarity to, from, and with the Borough PURPOSE AND GOALS The purpose of this Project is to signify unity, solidarity, inclusivity, and equality and to bring the community together This mural is a statement of inclusivity that reflects the diverse attitudes and experiences of our community This is a tribute to Lansdale’s legacy that will create a lasting message about our community’s dedication to achieving equality and justice It will set a positive example for current and future generations and instill the importance of recognizing, accepting, respecting, and celebrating differences
Petition to Mayor Rich David
Black Lives Matter Painted Downtown Binghamton, NY
As a part of our local celebration of Juneteenth this year, we would like to make an impact by bringing awareness to the injustice of African-Americans that has taken place locally and nationally. As a part of a solution, we are requesting Black Lives Matter to be painted on a Street in Downtown Binghamton as a Paint Party for Local Artists and other patrons to participate in. By getting approval it would show the unity that our city would like to carry moving forward and the equal rights of all community residents. The places that have already completed this have been Oakland, California, Charlotte, North Carolina, Albany, New York, and Dallas, Texas. The change we would like to see within Binghamton needs to take place with creative activities such as this one because it allows our community to get to know one another and show unity to the future generations growing up here. It's important to have Art as an outlet during these difficult times of injustice. Art also allows people to cope and heal from the trauma that we have been experiencing for so long. Other Artists have been looking for an opportunity to express themselves through creativity because there are some who have more emotions bottled up than others. This would be a great opportunity to show the different perspectives of what Black Lives Matter means to so many people within our community. The impact that this will create an open up limitless possibilities for many others to make a change in this world, but first starting with their local community.
澳门皇冠手机网站Petition to Mayor Armondo Pavone, Renton Municipal Arts Commission, Diane Dobson, Ruth Perez, Dr. Damien Pattenaude, Chief E. VanValey
Create a Black Lives Matter Mural in Renton, WA
I am a Pakistani American married to a White Man (Mitch Shepherd who served on the Arts Commission for several years) and raising two mixed children in this city we call home, Renton, Washington. One of the things I love so much about this city is its incredible diversity. It makes me proud to live in a place where so many different people come together. I am writing to appeal to you as a citizen of this town. The time is now to take a very open, public stance on how important the Black community is to our city, state and country. When I saw what was created in Washington DC -- a simple mural on a main thoroughfare of the city -- I immediately knew that this is what we must do. Not just here in Renton, but in every single city in this country. Black lives have been sacrificed, discarded, overlooked, over and over again, globally, and more importantly, here on this soil. The idea of using yellow road paint to create a "Black Lives Matter" on a main road in our city, for all to see, plain as day, for the airplanes flying over to notice, for every single person who comes through to know, that this city STANDS with its Black community-- what an INCREDIBLE and BOLD thing to do. I am writing to invite us as a city to set an example for our state, to align the leadership of this city with the Black community. And not at the exclusion of others, but with the understanding that the Black community has suffered for so very long in so many different ways, that they need this inclusion, acknowledgment and firm statement that we are all with them. That we will navigate this together. I dream of a city whose administration, leadership and public art reflects the incredible diversity of this place. A city that my kids will proudly come back to and contribute to. This Project should be a collaboration between the Mayor's office, Renton City Council, Renton Police Department, Renton School District, and the Renton Municipal Arts Commission-- a collaboration of the institutions that make up our city.
澳门皇冠手机网站Petition to Tuscaloosa City Council
Black Lives Matter Mural for Tuscaloosa
澳门皇冠手机网站To the Mayor of Tuscaloosa and the City Council Members: Although no mural can take the place of policy changes formulated to address systemic racism in our city, we believe that public art makes a difference. It creates a highly visible source of inspiration and a public acknowledgement of the pain inflicted by racism. It makes a strong statement of commitment to change. It does not substitute for change, but it proclaims that the City of Tuscaloosa values racial justice and is not shy about saying so publicly. We look forward to seeing progress toward the installation of a mural proclaiming that Black Lives Matter. Signed,Qadeem Hassan and Jude Weaver