WHAT: To celebrate Black History Month, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson, County Attorney Christian Menefee, University of Houston-Downtown President Loren Blanchard and art community leaders will unveil two murals in the downtown courthouse complex. The murals are inspired by Harris County’s planned Remembrance Park, which aims to create a space of recognition and discourse around the historical arc of racial terror and the continuing existence of systemic injustice in the country. The two murals are inspired by Black women. The Lady Justice Mural captures UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. The second mural honors Rep. Thompson, a living legend in politics and public service. It features a hypnotic set of multicolored eyes that see through the scales of justice and demand "Justice for All!" Rep. Thompson will be honored at the event.
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 10, 1 p.m.
WHO: Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis
State Rep. Senfronia Thompson
Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee
University of Houston-Downtown President Loren Blanchard
Audrey and Thibault Decker, co-founders of Street Art for Mankind (SAM)
WHERE: University of Houston-Downtown South Deck (3rd Floor) 1 Main St., Houston, 77002
Parking: UH-D Visitor Lot, 201 Girard St., Houston
Event also will be live streamed on Precinct One Social Media accounts: @hcpct1 or https://www.youtube.com/@CommissionerRodneyEllis
VISUALS: Commissioner Ellis, Rep. Thompson, County Attorney Menefee and others admiring colorful murals.