“When you hear this young man’s story and you hear him choke with emotion, it’s hard for anyone to say, Oh, this is just an opportunist coming to America to steal American jobs.”
Black Lives Matter
And the possibility of its return
“You know there is work to do when the marches and protests are over.”
Though hundreds in the Boston area signed the June 2020 Open Letter from Boston Arts and Cultural Workers in Demand of Racial Equity and Social Transformation that began this inquiry, listing their professional affiliations along with their names on the petition, many have been reluctant to talk about what they or their institutions have done or plan to do since making these commitments.
“What a lot of people don’t understand is that protests are just the beginning of a revolution.”
From Nubian Square, marchers took their signs and bullhorns to Franklin Park, where calls for justice continued ...
Taking Action for Black Lives in Boston’s Arts Community
In June, Jason “Swat” Talbot was invited to paint a mural on Posto, the pizza place outside Somerville’s Davis Square. Amidst the Black Lives Matter protests, someone had tagged “BLM” on the wall, Talbot says, “really sloppily.”
Anti-Asian sentiment continues to hurt businesses, residents in Boston