This weekend, April 16th & 17th, the East Side Olympia Food Co-op will be working on a mural painting project based on paintings by imprisoned Native American activist and artist, Leonard Peltier. This new mural joins the already completed Leonard Peltier mural at our West Side location.
This project is in itself an action to raise awareness to Leonard’s innocence and his case for freedom, while also helping build momentum for a re-awakened movement to pressure President Obama to grant Peltier executive clemency in this last year of his presidency. If you haven’t already, please sign the petition to request his clemency.
We are linking up with a world wide movement for his freedom and at the same time we will be creating a beautiful piece of artwork. Leonard is 71 years old and has been in prison for almost 40 years for a crime he did not commit. This year is maybe our last good chance to do something to help get him free.
Volunteers are welcome, most specifically those with painting skills who can dedicate the time. There will be people tabling and gathering signatures. We look forward to seeing you there!