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Mural Honoring Colin Kaepernick’s Activism Unveiled in Old West Tampa

The artwork depicts a young person wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with an image of the freedom fighter and former San Francisco 49er raising his fist. 

A new mural honoring Colin Kaepernick’s courageous fight against police violence and systemic racism will be unveiled in Old West Tampa.

The 30’ x 90’ mural features portraits of Tampa youth alongside Know Your Rights Camp (KYRC) volunteers. 

The artwork depicts a young person wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with an image of the freedom fighter and former San Francisco 49er raising his fist. 

Others on the mural are wearing shirts proclaiming “I KNOW MY RIGHTS,” a reference to Know Your Rights Camp, the non-profit Kaepernick founded in 2016 to empower and liberate Black and Brown people. 

The mural was developed in collaboration with artist-activist Brandon “BMike” Odums, KYRC, and Ben & Jerry’s. Ben & Jerry’s funded the mural as part of its Change the Whirled collaboration with Kaepernick and KYRC.

READ MORE: Colin Kaepernick Teams Up With Ben & Jerry’s To Change The Whirled

What: Mural unveiling

When: Wednesday, February 3, 10 am EST

Where: Corner of Moses White Blvd. and Albany Street (2113 W. Main Street, Tampa) 

Who: Artist-Activist Brandan “BMike” Odums

READ MORE: Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp Joins Fight Against COVID-19

On Sunday, February 7th at noon, Ben & Jerry’s and Know Your Rights Camp will host a free, COVID-safe community drive-thru at the mural site. 

Community members are invited to pick up a family meal (enough for 4-6 people), a pint of Colin Kaepernick’s Change the Whirled non-dairy frozen dessert, and gift certificates to local salons and barbershops (while supplies last).

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