On Thursday, June 24, community members gathered at our Franklin and Friendship stores for Art + Abolition: Memorialize the Movement, Deepen Our Commitment. As part of this community event, Leesa Kelly (she/her) and volunteers from Memorialize the Movement removed the remaining boards of protest art that were installed on our buildings in June of 2020 in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the global uprisings that followed. The event was one of connection, reflection, and a renewed commitment to social and racial justice. Interviews with Leesa Kelly and muralists uplifted us as they discussed the significance of their work as they navigate using creativity as a means towards racial justice. We invited the community to join us in creating art while enjoying music from local DJs from Public Functionary. Though joyful, the event also made room to identify and honor the harder feelings of pain and isolation of the last year and recognize the healing that art and community can provide. Thank you to all who joined. For those who could not attend, you can watch the videos of events at our Franklin and Friendship stores on our Facebook page and view the gallery of photos from the day’s event.