Artists Demanding Reform

Welcome to
Walls of Justice

This is an online gallery and community forum inspired by the peaceful demonstrations worldwide following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers in May 2020.

Walls of Justice pays tribute to the brilliant street artists honoring Mr. Floyd and demanding reform. We hope to help spread this message of positive change, in the model of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Ghandi, and Nelson Mandela.

How it Started

Walls of Justice was formed in Oakland, California, after vandalism caused extensive damage to downtown Oakland buildings.

Oakland residents Julia Sherwin and Michael Haddad own one of those buildings. After their office windows and door were smashed and had to be covered with boards, Michael encountered a man painting on the boards. Michael and Julia commissioned him to paint a mural on the boards honoring George Floyd and all people whose lives were cut short by law enforcement, including 35 of Michael and Julia’s clients.

Michael and Julia are civil rights lawyers specializing in wrongful death and catastrophic injury police misconduct cases, and have had a civil rights law firm, Haddad & Sherwin LLP, in downtown Oakland since 1998. They handle wrongful death and catastrophic injury police and jail misconduct cases, including several cases for Northern California's own victims of restraint asphyxia like George Floyd.

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Walls of Justice encourages you to submit photos of art in your community. By submitting your photos, you grant us permission to use the photography on this website and you agree to the Terms of Use and Submission Guidelines.

This site was created, and is maintained by, Walls of Justice LLC.
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