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Perspectives Charter School by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Bronzeville-3663 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60653
Year(s): 2017-2018
Participants: 30 [9th-12th Grade]
Partner(s): After School Matters; Horizon Pharma
Description: This three-panel mural at Perspectives Charter School honors prominent women in Science, Mathematics, and Technology. The mural also highlights the school's values: self-perception, productivity, and relationships.

In 2018, our team worked with Chicago youth to create another installation for Perspective Charter School’s stage backdrop. The mural brings school spirit to the stage by depicting Perspective’s wolverine mascot.

Peace Panda Project by Erica Hawkinson

Location: Multiple
Year(s): 2017
Partner(s): iGrow, Earthheart Foundation, Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Peace Warriors of North Lawndale College Prep
Description: In 2016, Green Star Movement conceived of the Peace Panda Project, which would highlight the ways individuals and communities across Chicago promote tolerance, inclusivity, and non-violence, and then those efforts would be memorialized with permanent mini murals that installed in highly-visible areas in the city.

At the end of 2016, we fundraised for the Peace Panda Project and our generous supporters helped us surpass our goal. 

Over the course of 2017, we solicited ideas from people and groups to develop themes for 8 Peace Pandas that were designed, created and then installed* in neighborhoods across the city.

Almost all 8 pandas now have homes around Chicago and represent the ideals of family, cooperation, sanctuary, contemplation, perseverance, hope, community, and compassion.

*Due to weather constraints, we will be installing the final two pandas in the spring of 2018.

Farragut Career Academy by Erica Hawkinson

Location: Little Village - 2345 S Christiana Ave, Chicago IL 60623
Year(s): 2014-2016
Participants: 120 [9th-12th grade students]
Partner(s): After School Matters
Description: Over several years, GSM completed many murals at Farragut, including the front entrance, interior courtyard, and school library with themes ranging from city life to the solar system.