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Xuandi Wang

Xuandi Wang

Xuandi Wang is a student journalist at Northwestern University. Growing up in a coastal city in Zhejiang, China, he likes to walk on the beach.

Amira McLendon, the exhibition's co-curator, and another volunteer move around the plywood piece in their storage unit. | Minnesota Reformer photo

Minneapolis story: Memorialize the Movement

By: - May 30, 2022

In 2020, Semhar Solomon, an 18-year-old activist from St. Anthony, Minnesota, painted a mural on four 4 x 8-foot plywood sheets to honor Philando Castile, who was killed by former St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez. After she carried it to local rallies, residents offered to take turns displaying the painting in front of their […]