As evident to anyone paying attention in the past several months, there’s been an absolute surge of conscious activism and artistic energy in Mill Valley that has galvanized the community, from youth-fueled long overdue conversations on racial equity and policing in Mill Valley to a blossoming of inspired art.
That work continues Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Downtown Plaza, this time on the heels of the news that a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the March 13th death of Breonna Taylor, who was gunned down in her home during a no-knock raid connected to her ex-boyfriend.
Local artist Wesley Cabral, whose “Heroes” painting in the plaza has drawn rave reviews for its celebration of the late civil rights pioneer John Lewis and the late actor Chadwick Boseman, is among those organizing a multi-faceted vigil for Taylor in the plaza.
Cabral says he’ll be painting a small mural in the downtown plaza Saturday afternoon and “we’ll use it to create an altar for the vigil. The community is welcome to come be together, share words and reflections.”
The vigil will start at 7pm.
There are also efforts to move Cabral’s “Heroes” mural to the side of the building at 34 Miller Ave. containing Urban Remedy, adjacent to the Old Mill Trail map.