Press release from Change.org:
Organized by Change.org and The George Floyd Foundation, the hologram is the second stop on week-long tour to temporarily replace Confederate monuments
WHAT: Change.org and The George Floyd Foundation will temporarily replace Vance Monument, the 75-foot obelisk in Pack Square honoring Confederate soldier Zebulon Baird Vance, with a hologram of George Floyd, the 46-year-old Black man whose death in police custody inspired a movement against racial injustice worldwide. The tour will continue to additional cities this week.
WHY: With more than 19 million signatures, Justice for George Floyd became the largest and fastest-growing petition on Change.org’s platform of all time. The George Floyd Foundation is working with Change.org for the week-long hologram project, which is transforming spaces that were formerly occupied by racist symbols of America’s dark Confederate past into a message of hope, solidarity and forward-thinking change.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at sunset (approximately 9:30 p.m.)
WHERE: Vance Monument in Pack Square, Asheville, NC
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