Austonia daily newsletter—direct to your inbox 6 a.m.
×
becomeMemberIcon

become a member

(Anna Brunson)

Artist Chris Rogers has completed his East Austin mural—"If HE can't breathe, then WE can't breathe"—memorializing victims of police brutality, including George Floyd and Mike Ramos.


Five days after a Minneapolis police officer killed Floyd, Rogers posted on Instagram he needed a wall where he could paint a mural. He started working June 1 in front of Native Hostel, along I-35 and 4th Street.

The mural has the faces of George Floyd, Mike Ramos, Amaud Aubrey, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and Trayvon Martin. Also part of the mural is Colin Kaepernick and protesters.

Rogers documented his journey on Instagram, and on Sunday night, he posted a trailer to "Hashtags and Halos," a documentary about the production of the mural.

On Monday afternoon, Rogers announced that he had completed the project.

Popular

Jenneke Parrish said she hopes her termination brings "justice" to the company (Pexels)

An Austin-based program manager for Apple Maps and one of two leaders for the #AppleToo activist movement said she has been fired after a suspension.

Keep Reading Show less

Ingredients:

  • 500 ml Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
Directions: Slice apple and place into a resealable jar. Fill with Tito's Handmade Vodka and store in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. Strain out the fruit once desired flavor is reached. Enjoy!

Ford's 'Built to Connect' event will be in Republic Square Park until Oct. 24. (Laura Figi)

Republic Square Park has turned into a Ford-themed fiesta for its Built to Connect pop-up experience, complete with test drives, off-roading and an inside look at the Tesla-rivaling electric vehicles that the motor vehicle company is planning to integrate over the next decade.

Keep Reading Show less