We welcome you to attend and commemorate the life and death of George Floyd, address and process historical and current trauma specifically of BIPOC people in the community, create a space for healing and learning through art, and keep the protest plywood murals relevant in the public eye so they are not forgotten.
This exhibit is not possible without amazing volunteers like YOU!
We are looking for a team of volunteers to help us out with installing the murals, running different event stations during the exhibit, and deinstalling the murals.
All volunteers will receive FREE lunch, a FREE shirt, and breaks!
MEMORIALIZE THE MOVEMENT
Memorialize the Movement is an ongoing initiative to collect and preserve the plywood art that was created in response to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th, 2020.
Our goal is to create a safe and inclusive permanent space for people to reflect on the events that occurred during the summer of 2020 and ensure that we continue to help shed light on this Civil Rights movement through the murals.
Our mission is to collect, preserve, and make accessible to the public the plywood murals that emerged following the Minneapolis Uprising of 2020. This will ensure that the story of these historic events that occurred are told by the voices of the Black community who experienced them. Our work is meant to honor the original purpose of the murals, which were a means of protest and memorializing this time and place in history. We will
accomplish through continued action.
The art made in 2020 is now a part of history. Like any artifact, it must be preserved and remembered.
PRESERVING THE ART COLLECTED
As with other works of art, these pieces are priceless and should be treated as such. We are archiving them to ensure that they will remain visible in a virtual database long after they expire.
Accessibility is a fundamental part of the work that we do. Activating these murals through community events and public exhibitions allows our community to continue to heal, learn, and remember.
UPLIFTING BLACK ARTISTS AND BLACK ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
If not for the bravery and creativity of the artists who created them, we would not have this art. We want to continue to create spaces for Black artists to express themselves and tell their stories.
“We need the story told in a way that people will absorb it. But not in a way that makes them feel comfortable, they don't need to feel comfortable. They need to know what's happening.”