Murals for Black Lives Matter

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Update posted 22 hours 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. 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 

Janna Robertson
5,078 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

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.  

1VersatileChic - Kristen Mann
4,638 supporters