City to Join DJ Kay Rich to Sponsor Street Art Event in Support of Racial Justice

Posted: June 14, 2020

After further discussing the City of Fresno’s role in supporting the Black community, the street art event originally planned for Monday, June 15, 2020 has been postponed and revised to support efforts for community art and expression already planned by local radio personality and community leader DJ Kay Rich.

The City of Fresno is committed to supporting its residents and listening to what our community wants to see. This is a small, but meaningful step in that direction.

In lieu of Monday’s event, there will be a declaration of an annual proclamation of “Black Lives Matter Day” at the Fresno City Council meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.  Immediately following the ceremony, there will be an event on P Street in front of City Hall between Tulare and Fresno Streets.  DJ Kay Rich will be leading the community project to paint “Black Lives Matter” on the street, and residents are encouraged to come and express their own unique feelings on systemic racial injustice and support for our Black community and the Black Lives Matter movement in the area around the street painting,  

The City of Fresno will close P Street between Tulare and Fresno Streets on Thursday, June 18,2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The event is co-sponsored by DJ Kay Rich, Fresno State NAACP, Mayor Lee Brand and Fresno City Councilmember Mike Karbassi.  Participants can bring their own chalk or use chalk provided by the City’s Parks, After School, Recreation, and Community Services (PARCS) Department.  Personal protective equipment, such as masks, will also be provided if needed, and social distancing protocols among participants should be practiced.

P Street will be blocked off at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday at the crosswalk at Fresno Street, and just past the South entrance to the parking lot for State employees off of Tulare Street. Parking in downtown will be relaxed for those residents wishing to participate.

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