In June 2022, muralist Mique Michelle was invited to Rouyn-Noranda to participate in a creative project with 147 students from École la Source. The workshop began with a meeting. This was followed by a debate on the hip-hop movement, graffiti and how this medium can be used to address, raise awareness or denounce important issues such as climate change, racism, gentrification, homophobia and sexism. The students participated in the creative process by evoking the different subjects that are important to them and that inspired the artist to design the mural.
The final result of this process, entitled 'J'ai le droit...', represents the subjects that the young generation of Rouyn-Noranda wishes to transmit. The green heron and the sandhill crane framed by two cedars represent our roots, growth and the union between Rouyn and Noranda. The bottom of the mural, covered with flowers, plants and berries, symbolizes diversity and also refers to the rich medicinal plants of our forests. ‘I have the right...' 'to my dignity' 'to water' 'to be free' etc. remind us of the values that the students wish to defend.