Sunday, February 19, 2006

When Women Pursue Justice

Maggie raves:
A mural in Brooklyn dedicated to activist women portrays Shirley Chisolm, Emma Goldman, Clara Lemlich, Sojourner Truth, Dorothy Day, Audre Lord, Angela Davis, Dolores Huerta, Amy Goodman, and Cindy Sheehan.

"When Women Pursue Justice" was made possible by an organization called Artsmakers, who say: "Painted images cannot stop wars or win the struggle for justice, but they are not irrelevant. They fortify and enrich the spirit of those who are committed to the struggle and help educate those who are unaware."

I absolutely adore murals, and I'm glad we have so many in town. It'd be great to have an organization like Artsmakers in town (although I knew several individuals and organizations already focus on murals in part).

Let's brainstorm. Who should be featured on these hypothetical murals:
  • When Albuquerqueans Pursue Justice
  • When Albuquerque Women Pursue Justice