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I am Renisha McBride and My Life Matters

Robert Trujillo & Melanie Cervantes

Seeking help after being in a car accident, Renisha McBride, a 19-year-old young Black woman, knocked on the door of a home in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights last Sunday. Instead of assisting her, the White homeowner Ted Wafe (54 years old) opened the door and shot McBride in the face with a single shotgun blast. She had knocked on several doors seeking help after the accident.


A hand drawn portrait of Ms. McBride shows her with dark brown skin, short hair, looking at the viewer with a smile. Behind her, a pattern of light blue abstract triangular shapes. Below, the text reads, “I am Renisha McBride and my life matters. Design: Robert Trujillo and Dignidad Rebelde; No Justice No Peace; Viva Trayvon Martin, Viva Andy Lopez.”