After four months of planning together, the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) decided it would not allow Clarion Alley Mural Project’s Wall + Response exhibition to open because of its inclusion of the Arab Liberation Mural. The library’s communication director informed me of this one week before the show was scheduled to open. You can read about that experience here.
In partnership with CAMP, the Arab Resource & Organizing Center’s (AROC) Arab Youth Organizing and Art Forces, the mural was created by a diverse team of community organizations, artists and allies to honor Arab, Muslim and migrant histories and struggles against racism and xenophobia, as well as the experiences of resilience and resistance in the Bay Area. This Mural has been a landmark for the community since 2017.
We are demanding that the SFPL not cave into Zionist pressure and to allow the full exhibition to move forward, free of censorship!
We are demanding that the SFPL allow the full exhibition to move forward, free of censorship.
If you wish to take action, here are some ways:
- Please sign and share our one-click petition tool
- Share out our social media images & tag CAMP, AROC, Art Forces, and SF Public Library
- If you’re an organization, sign a letter on behalf of your org and send it directly to emails listed in the toolkit.
- Tweet at the library
All our materials, organizational handles, social media images, and our one-click petition tool are located in the toolkit below. (Please do not publicly share the link to the toolkit.)
Thanks so much for your support!
In community and solidarity,
Megan + Maw