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A fresh coat of visibility: Pride Mural Paint Party revitalizes ‘All Black Lives Matter’ mural at Lake Merritt

Over the holiday weekend, the temperature was high and the air quality subpar, but the party went on — specifically, the Pride Mural Paint Party — at Oakland’s Lake Merritt. On Sunday, participants grabbed paint rollers, dipped them in trays of white, blue and purple paint and got to work refreshing what has become a key fixture in the city: the mural that reads, “All Black Trans + Queer + Nonbinary + Women’s + Disabled + Imprisoned Lives Matter.” It is no coincidence that the new paint job is taking place in September, Oakland’s official Pride Month.