Stop Midwood Development In Philly!

Stop Midwood Development In Philly!

The beautiful and inspiring mural that honors Gloria Casarez on 12th Street was destroyed by Midwood Investment and Development on December 23rd. Midwood is erasing history and community to erect another of their neighborhood-crushing, thoughtless structures. We need you to speak out against this whitewashing!

First, the community was led to believe that the mural and that corner of the building was going to remain standing. Then we were led to believe that the mural could be moved in its entirety to a new location or recreated. After that, Midwood admitted they planned on destroying the mural. Community members met ...

The beautiful and inspiring mural that honors Gloria Casarez on 12th Street was destroyed by Midwood Investment and Development on December 23rd. Midwood is erasing history and community to erect another of their neighborhood-crushing, thoughtless structures. We need you to speak out against this whitewashing!

First, the community was led to believe that the mural and that corner of the building was going to remain standing. Then we were led to believe that the mural could be moved in its entirety to a new location or recreated. After that, Midwood admitted they planned on destroying the mural. Community members met with Midwood to plea for the mural to remain or at least parts of the mural to be saved. Midwood told community members they would let them know when demolition was planned. Then without any warning, Midwood whitewashed the mural.

Gloria fought for housing rights, racial justice, AIDS awareness, and the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. She made us all see the intersections of affordable housing, anti-racism, honoring history and culture, classism and anti-oppression work, all while loving and holding us all accountable. Now New Yorkers are coming in and tearing down a mural of a true Philadelphian! The Gloria Casarez mural, as the cornerstone of the Gayborhood, represents the history of 12th street and the neighborhood. Please sign to let Midwood know Philadelphians won't stand for this destruction!

 

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We want to flood Midwood's inboxes with outrage! You can use this text or change it to say how the recent whitewashing of the mural has effected you. Please include personal stories about Gloria if you have them! We want Midwood to understand the magnitude of their erasure. Learn more at www.stopmidwood.com