A group of Bay Area graffiti artists including Desi of W.O.M.E., Arrow-Soul Council (Epiz, 912, Base 10, Hopes 4, Selk), Mr. E, Melissa and Abicus have been collaborating to create a large scale mural protesting police brutality on the side of a local business on 16th Ave and East 12th Street in Oakland. Christine Joy Ferrer has been taking photos and documenting the process for the Oscar Grant Memorial Arts Project.
Early morning on New Year’s Day, 22-year-old Oscar Grant III was shot and killed in Oakland, California by a Bay Area Rapid Transit agency police officer. Grant was unarmed.
In other news, the Arrow-Soul Mural program at Unity High school recently completed a new mural for the school.