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Volunteers to Paint Anti-Racist Message in Downtown Fort Worth this Weekend

June 25,2020

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Volunteers are needed to help paint a community-led anti-racism message on Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth this weekend.

The phrase “END RACISM NOW” will be painted June 26-27 in the 800 block of Main Street, just north of the Fort Worth Convention Center. The location was selected because it is near a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial plaque in Gen. Worth Square.

Event Organizer Deborah Peoples said a permit was approved to temporarily close the street, allowing volunteers to paint.

Peoples said Fort Worth artists Letitia and Sedrick Huckaby have designed the message and it will be traced out for volunteers to fill in and sign.

The project will use water-based paint and is intended to be temporary.

The effort needs artists, painters and volunteers to help check people in and pass out water and snacks this Saturday, June 27. Peoples said this is the first of many community-led projects throughout the city to spread positive messages.

Main Street between Eighth and Ninth streets will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Sunday. Barricades will be placed at each end of the work area with signs indicating the detour route.

You can sign up to volunteer here.

Locations Mentioned: Fort Worth Convention Center, General Worth Square