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Randolph Elementary by Amanda Martinez

 

Location: 7316 S Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60636
Year(s): 2018
Description: This West Englewood mural pays tribute to A. Philip Randolph. He was a civil rights activist who fought for African-American labor rights. The installation highlights the school’s acronym “Soar”, as well as the school’s rocket mascot. Green Star Movement will be doing a second installation in 2019, adding on to the work done in 2018.

Castellanos Elementary by Amanda Martinez

 

Location: 2524 Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623
Year(s): 2018 Partners: After School Matters Participants: 9th-12th Grade
Description: This mural, located in Little Village pays tribute to Rosario Castellanos (whom the school was originally named after). Rosario is an influential historical figure from Mexico. She was a famous poet and author in the early 1900’s, known for writing about feminism and cultural oppression. The installation contains a famous quote from Rosario which reads “We have to laugh. Because laughter, we already know is the first evidence of freedom.”