Educational Alliance Targets Hate Speech and Crimes with New ‘We the People’ Mural
As a means to combat the recent spike in hate speech and hate crimes, a new mural is coming to the Lower East Side, and with it, the launching of a new “for-the-people” initiative.
The Educational Alliance has devised a “We the People” initiative, which intends to promote inclusiveness, and protect people from offensive words and actions, as well as divisive rhetoric targeted at particular populations. The Alliance will also host a “Know Your Rights” forum on immigrant rights and services, anti-violence workshops, and a community service summit. Additionally, they plan to continue distributing “All Are Welcome” window clings to neighborhood businesses.
The aforementioned mural, created by artists Michael McDevitt and Otis Kriegel, will feature the famous opening lines of Declaration of Independence, in five languages; local residents and their families are encouraged to come sign the mural in solidarity.