8 Cities Celebrate Strike for Black Lives With New Murals

By N. Jamiyla Chisholm Jul 20, 2020

To coincide with today’s (July 20) massive Strike for Black Lives—when advocates, allies and labor unions in more than 25 cities across the country will join forces by either taking a knee or walking off the job for eight minutes, 46 seconds—five murals were unveiled across eight cities on Saturday, July 18, according to a press release from the strike collective.

The murals, painted on public spaces, such as brick walls and boarded up Subway fast-food restaurants, were created by Shepard Fairey for Las Vegas and Raleigh; Mer Young for Detroit, Brian Herrera for Chicago and Oakland, Sheila Pree Bright for Memphis and Tatyana Fazlalizadeh and Pree Bright’s murals in Milwaukee and Seattle.




With more than 50 labor, racial and social justice groups from fast food, nursing home, rideshare, airport and other industries protesting against government and corporations systemic racism, advocates will take part in moments of silence and joining together across 150 cities for higher wages, an end to police violence and the right for workers to create unions, among other demands, as Colorlines previously reported.

Learn more about the Strike For Black Lives here