ADVISORY: Interactive Flower Mural Demands Action for Victims of Hate

Anti-Hate Installation in Nation’s Capital Depicts Need for Reform

Contact: Kenny Yi, [email protected], 202-466-2735

WASHINGTON – On November 19, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and other civil rights groups will convene at Columbus Circle near Union Station to show solidarity and demand action for victims and survivors of hate crimes throughout the country. An interactive flower mural by artist Nikkolas Smith will invite passersby to participate in a gradual group reveal of a powerful anti-hate message demanding that Congress pass the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act.

The creative activation, emblematic of vigils held in the wake of a growing number of hate-inspired acts of violence, sheds light on the need for comprehensive reform to combat white supremacist violence and bigotry. Each flower picked has a coinciding message of hope and action for those who interact with the mural and then feel inspired to help reject hate in our country.

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Interactive flower mural of hope and solidarity demanding action for victims of hate

The public is invited to pick a flower from the mural and demand action on Tuesday, November 19, 9:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Civil rights leaders and activists available for media 12p.m. – 1p.m.

Columbus Circle, Union Station
Washington, D.C. 20002


  • Ashley Allison, executive vice president for campaigns and programs, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer and co-founder of Heather Heyer Foundation
  • Judy and Dennis Shepard, parents of Matthew Shepard and founders of Matthew Shepard Foundation
  • Haifa Jabara, mother of Khalid Jabara and co-founder of the Khalid Jabara Foundation
  • Nadia Aziz on behalf of Louvon Byrd Harris, sister of James Byrd, Jr.

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