Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I AM TROY DAVIS Mural Inauguration. Thursday Oct. 6th. NOON.

Please Distribute Widely!

Media contacts: Rodrigo “RodStarz” Venegas
(646) 250- 4405

Claudia De la Cruz
(646) 942- 2444

E-mail: rdacbx@gmail.com


South Bronx, New York, October 3, 2011- After 22 years of an international struggle to stop the execution of Troy Anthony Davis the world remained vigilant as the U.S. Criminal Justice system executed an innocent man. Despite the enormous cloud of doubt covering this case, the execution took place; and once again, the death penalty proved to be too much power in the hands of a racist criminal justice system and government. On September 21, 2011 at 11:08 p.m. Davis was declared dead in the state of Georgia.

On Thursday, October 6th, 2011 at noon the South Bronx Hip Hop community center, the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective (RDAC-BX) located at 478 Austin Place by 149th Street in the Bronx will be inaugurating its “I am Troy Davis!” mural. You are invited to join RDAC- BX members, ally organizations and community members for this special event.

G1 member of the Hip Hop group Rebel Diaz and co- founder of RDAC-BX expressed, “the mural painted in cautionary colors (black and yellow) was created in protest of the death penalty, out of indignation for Troy Davis’ execution, in solidarity with his family and all the prisoners on death row. We understand that Davis’ execution is caused by a larger illness in this country’s criminal justice system. This mural is to raise awareness, remind us of the racism embedded in the system and the struggle that lies ahead to avoid this from happening to anyone. The human rights violations that take place are enough to make our struggle and work more consistent and stronger to abolish the death penalty.”

The mural is on the second floor wall of a rooftop facing the westbound Bruckner Expressway near East 149th Street, and it promises to reach the thousands of people who travel the expressway every day.

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