This is about all of us. Racism is real and
deep down we all want to heal.
Violence anywhere hurts everyone. Fear is fueled by unfamiliarity. Bias keeps us separated from ourselves and each other. Freedom is the cost of shame. No one is perfect. And we need each other to build the bigger picture.
In the longer arc set forth by caring and courageous leaders throughout history and today, we see love wins and that many small actions change everything.
In response to the murders of George Floyd, Breona Taylor, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, Ahmaud Arbery and countless names which we know and have invoked for justice, we are leveraging our power the best way we know how: Community art.
The "Stand Together" Mural is an interactive public experience that invites participants to depict their dreams in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and commit to at least one action toward making those dreams reality. For some action might look like doubling down on joy, for others action could look like divesting from racist institutions, initiating difficult conversations, or supporting Black owned businesses.
In solidarity with Black Lives Matter, people globally are creating Murals in response to this question:
What does freedom look like to you?
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Frequently asked questions
What will be required of me?
Mosaicli Murals are designed for people to engage and to participate however they feel comfortable. Based on a theme specific to Black Lives Matter participants will have the opportunity to paint on a small 3" x 3" piece and add it to the larger "Stand Together" mural.
What are COVID-19 safety protocols?
We take the pandemic serious and taking the following precautions to ensure a safe event:
Do I need to bring art supplies?
No, all supplies is provided by FLAX art store in Oakland and will be available at the installation location.
Do I need to be an artist?
No. Mosaicli Murals are designed so that no matter what your piece looks like it will magically fit in with the a range of expressions that make up the final art piece.
Does this cost money?
No. This is a free event for the community. However, donations are gladly accepted and will go toward supporting Black led organizations using art and storytelling to heal racism and build a better world for all.
Can kids participate?
Yes please. We strive to create a space where people of all ages and backgrouds can express their feelings and normalize conversations around race and racism.
When & where will this take place?
Between 3PM and 8PM every Saturday in August at the Pergola at Lake Merrit, Oakland: 599 El Embarcadero.