I am happy to share that a really beautiful new mural on a pro-migrant social justice theme is being officially unveiled on Friday August 26 in downtown San Francisco. On the northern wall of the San Francisco Quaker Meetinghouse, the new mural is called "67 Sueños" (67 dreams).
Created by muralist Pancho Pescador in collaboration with the Community Rejuvenation Project, it is inspired by the stories of undocumented students in the Bay Area (estimated to be 67% of youth.) The mural proclaims that "no human being is illegal" and tells the migrant story through art.
On Friday, August 26, from 6 to 9pm, come to the public unveiling of "67 Sueños" just outside the San Francisco Quaker Meetinghouse at 65 Ninth Street (Between Mission and Market).
The press release follows after the jump...
Bay Area Migrant Youth Unveil Massive Mural
Year-long Mural Project Depicts Struggles and Dreams of Undocumented Latinos
WHAT: Unveiling of 100 foot wide by 30 foot tall 67 Sueños Mural (67 Dreams) born by the dream of San Francisco migrant students looking to raise awareness of current immigration laws that neglect the realities of 67% of today’s undocumented youth
WHEN: Friday, August 26 - 6 to 9 p.m.
VISUALS: Dozens of students and community members, migrant youth oral histories done by NPR’s StoryCorps, projection of migrant youth interview videos by 67 Sueños and allies, slideshow of the making of the mural and some video footage, booths, and food.
INTERVIEWS: Student activists, 67 Sueños Mentor and Community members from San Francisco Friends Meeting, American Friends Service Committee, Mujeres Unidas Y Activas, Chicano Moratorium, National Network of Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Metwest High School, Emiliano Zapata Street Academy, UC Berkeley Mecha and many more.
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=201731063221461
ABOUT 67 SUEÑOS:
A core group of 7 students who are being impacted by today’s immigration laws have over the past year become true leaders in the struggle for migrant justice. They have led marches, organized walkouts, met with legislators, and held community events to galvanize other migrant youth and challenge the fact that the media, Washington DC, ad even leaders of the immigrants’ rights movement are largely neglecting the realities 67% of undocumented youth who are being left out of legislative efforts such as the federal DREAM Act.
Now they are days away from unveiling a 100-foot wide by 30 foot tall mural located only 3 blocks from San Francisco's City Hall. The unveiling will coincide with the launch of 67suenos.org where they will share their work and videos. Their goal is to showcase 67 stories to lift the missing voices in the Immigrants rights debate.
ABOUT THE MURAL:
Led by the vision of the 67 Sueños migrant youth and stories hand picked from interviews with undocumented students in the Bay Area, the mural has been rendered by muralist Pancho Pescador in collaboration with the Community rejuvenation Project, allies and locals who have volunteered their time. It proclaims that NO human being is illegal and that each one has a dream while laying out the migrant narrative and humanizing our migrant brothers and sisters.