Montclair’s Chestnut Street Has Anti-Gun Violence #NeverAgain Mural Created By Students

A new mural created by Montclair High School students was recently completed under the Chestnut Street overpass. The new mural, with the words “Never Again” completed this month, replaces a previous mural, created in the 1990s, that had chipped and deteriorated.

May Li and Aneekah Uddin, two seniors who graduated in June 2019, led the effort to raise money and get permission from NJ Transit to replace the mural.

“As students growing up in a time period where school shootings are far too commonplace along with the rise of the Never Again Movement, we would like to restore the mural’s message by repainting it with a new design,” the students wrote on a GoFundMe page.

The mural references and was inspired by the #NeverAgain movement founded by surviving students of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida.

In March 2018, Montclair High School students participated in a walk out to end gun violence and to show support for the students of Marjory-Stoneman Douglas High School.