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Relocate the proposed BLM mural in Calgary

This petition had 6,992 supporters

This petition is for the purpose of relocating the BLM mural, scheduled for 1 St. and 7 Ave. SE, the current home of the CUPS mural by Doug Driediger.

The BLM movement represents inclusivity. With the current state of the world and the misinformation that has been spread about the BLM movement, we believe this location choice only adds to the chaos. The act of covering a historical and racially inclusive mural about disenfranchised Calgarians with one that only directly recognizes one group is a contradiction of what the BLM movement stands for.

As supporters of the BLM movement, we are signing this petition to show that we do not support the location of this mural. This location choice has already instigated arguments and negative publicity about BLM and does not properly represent the global movement.

As a prominently known and respected city, we need to do our best to tastefully project our views to the world. This location evokes false narratives about Calgary and sheds a negative light on BLM as a whole.

This location choice is not something the black community will be celebrating and not something local members of the BLM movement will be supporting.

Relocate the mural.

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