UNITE! Solidarity Through Art
In response to news about police brutality towards black communities, a group of black and Asian artists are gathering to create a work of art bridging our disparate communities in the Boston area. The message is a call to action between people of color and marginalized populations in our city-- united, we can rise above it.
The artwork will be a standing, mobile mural--a double-sided, traveling piece of art that will journey through our communities. The mural is comprised of six tall panels, hinged together. The panels will be taped out to spell “UNITE!” The letters will be filled in by people from the community, as they spray-paint in our taped letter spaces, aided by cans and stencils. When the tape is pulled off, a beautiful community art piece will emerge.
This is a multi-ethnic, multi-community endeavor. We believe, during these tough times, in the ability of art to express the emotions that rise from the very real current and historical political state, while also forging communities and friendships. The mural will travel from various neighborhoods in the Boston area. Our hope is that each community will engage with the action of solidarity through art-making. We will invite local musicians, singers, poets, multi-media artists and more to perform during each “paint-in.”
The people united can never be defeated. We are excited to rise up together. Please join us.
We had our first paint-in at Malden’s 2019 Juneteenth Freedom Celebration! Press here.
Upcoming events: TBD
Interested in helping?
+ Donate arts supplies!
+ Help us obtain permits or liaise with community spaces.
+ Perform a piece about solidarity among communities of color.
+ Film or photograph to help us document community involvement!
Please email me (shainanlu @ gmail) to get involved.