Billboards across Twin Cities by Augsburg alums promote call for racial justice

Jul. 1—Two Augsburg University alums, Olivia House and Silent Fox, who are co-designers at 13.4 Collective, are behind 30 new billboards across the Twin Cities that feature thought-provoking art promoting the call for racial justice.

Black artist/activists House and Fox worked in partnership with copywriter Jalen Cannon. The project was made possible by a grant from the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.

According to a news release, "Their artwork memorializes the murder of George Floyd and other Black people murdered due to police violence. It incorporates the raised fist structure found at the George Floyd memorial site and calls out the oppressive 400-year legacy of racism in America."

The billboards were displayed in time for Juneteenth and will remain through mid-July. Here are a few St. Paul locations: 1820 Grand Ave., 279 S. Robert St., 1685 W. University Ave.