On August 18, 2020 Silver Lining volunteers helped artists paint the 16 letters in a “Black Lives Matter” mural in North Minneapolis. The significance of this BLM mural painted on Plymouth Ave was put into context by Tina Burnside, founder of the Minneapolis African American Heritage Museum & Gallery (MAAHMG), “The mural is a way for the community to come together to fight for racial justice. We want everyone to unite together to support that Black lives Matter and to support the fight against systemic racism.”
Silver Lining volunteers also directed traffic, set up tents, move trees, helped layout the 16 letters and provided water and refreshments to those who needed it. Our group was joined by individuals from MPLS City SC, Somali American Youth Enrichment Club (SAYEC), Karen Football Association, TC Sol Futsal, and countless others.
Special thanks to Christian Fitchett for leading our group of DCSL volunteers, his countless hours of planning with the MAAHMG, and working with Brett Buckner and the Seeds to Harvest Coalition and all their amazing partners!