FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2021
FIRST LADY CHIRLANE MCCRAY, THE TASKFORCE ON RACIAL INCLUSION AND EQUITY, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING “SPREAD LOVE: STOP ASIAN HATE” MURAL UNVEILING AND COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
NEW YORK—First Lady Chirlane McCray and community leaders will hold a press conference on Thursday, May 20 at 4:30 PM to announce the upcoming “Spread Love: Stop Asian Hate” mural unveiling and community celebration to be hosted on Saturday, May 22 by Thrive Collective, the NY Chinese Alliance Church, the NYC Mayor’s Office, the City’s Taskforce on Racial Inclusion and Equity (TRIE), and City agencies. View more information about the event below and at nyc.gov/trie.
The public mural by New York-based Korean and Spanish artist Bianca Romero will hold space for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and the public to heal while providing a vision for a more just city and world.
Members of the public are invited to attend the celebration, which will be held Saturday, May 22 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM on Eldridge Street between Delancey and Rivington Street. The celebration will include the mural unveiling and a free, socially distanced, community event featuring free food, music, performances, healing art, walk-up COVID-19 tests and vaccines, and programs for the community.
WHERE: NY Chinese Alliance Church
160 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Press conference to be held outdoors at the north east corner of Delancey and Eldridge Street.
WHO: Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City
Jeremy Del Rio, Executive Director, Thrive Collective
Bianca Romero, Muralist, Artist, Producer
Rev. Dr. Stephen Ko, Senior Pastor, NY Chinese Alliance Church
Cristobal Tong, Associate Pastor, NY Chinese Alliance Church
WHEN: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Members of the media should arrive by 4:25 p.m.
Thursday’s preview of the “Spread Love: Stop Asian Hate” mural unveiling comes during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), Mental Health Awareness Month, and in response to anti-Asian harassment and violence, and racism across the nation towards communities of color. Time will be reserved for on topic Q+A during the press conference.