Defend the "Dos Alas" Mural

Defend the "Dos Alas" Mural

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Justice Center En El Barrio started this petition to El barrio

The mural belongs to El Barrio!

Our community mural “Dos Alas” — a mural honoring Don Pedro Albizu Campos and Che Guevara — on 105th and 3rd Ave. is under attack by right-wing forces. On Friday, August 14th, the mural was vandalized and restored immediately by community leaders. “Dos Alas” is the only remaining installation created by local artists and activists in 1999 to combat gentrification, show the historical bond and solidarity between the Puerto Rican and Cuban people and to celebrate two of Latin America’s historic figures of anti-colonial and anti-imperialist resistance.  East Harlem is a diverse community of predominantly Puerto Rican and African American people, as well as immigrants from Asia, Central and South America, Africa and the Caribbean.

On August 14th the mural was defaced and restored immediately by community leaders. We have already gathered hundreds of in person signatures of residents of El Barrio (East Harlem) in defense of the Dos Alas Mural. We will defend and protect our neighborhood’s legacy of struggle. 

Sign if you agree with our right to protect the “Dos Alas” mural from threats by members of the “Artists Making Changes Foundation” -- an organization advocating for U.S. intervention in Cuba. Long live the sovereignty of the Cuban and Puerto Rican people! 

To protect the mural, we demand: 

- Immediate protection of the “Dos Alas” mural from advocates of U.S. intervention
- Preserve, protect and archive community murals in the neighborhood
- Support local artists from El Barrio

Petition endorsers: 

Justice Center en El Barrio

East Harlem Preservation

Cómites de la Resistencia Boricua

SiemPResente

Esperanza Martell, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College/CUNY

Abrazos Army Alliance (AAA) 

The Lyric Lab

ProLibertad

First Spanish United Methodist Church/The People’s Church

We R El Barrio (#weRelbarrio)

Nuestra Patria PR 

Free Puerto Rico Movement

Dylcia Pagan (former political prisoner)

Saulo Colón (the Puerto Rico Collective) 

Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño (PIP)

Parents for Responsive Equitable Safe Schools (PRESS NYC) 

Tere Enseña (artist)

Debbie Quinones

Virtual Boricua

Party for Socialism and Liberation 

Cathy Rojas- Candidate for NYC Mayor

The Peoples Forum 

Black Lives Matter at Schools in NYC

New York Harm Reduction Educators/Washington Heights Corner Project

Kaliris Salas-Ramirez, Ph.D

Rosa Diaz 

New Era Young Lords - RI

Xen 

Carlito Rovira

Puerto Ricans United in Action/Puertorriqueños Unidos en Acción

Licenciado Manuel Rivera

El Grito

Friends of Puerto Rican Initiate (Brooklyn)

Nationalist Party NYC

Prof. Ana M. Lopez, Latin American & Caribbean Studies Unit and Puerto Rican Student Organization at Hostos

A Call to Action on Puerto Rico

IFCO/Pastors for Peace

La Poeta Mariposa 

Olga Huraira Ayala

The Universal Zulu Nation

The NYC Community Survival Program

The Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Community & Student Center

New Era Young Lords

 

 

 

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