This semester, our Esta Soy Yo students are capturing the stories of the Inspirational Migrant Women in their lives and community – their ability to build power, to heal, to uplift and to create intergenerational impacts.

One of our semester projects is to create a mural in partnership with Self-Help Graphics as a testament to these Inspirational Migrant Women. As part of the first phase of their project, a public photo installation of portraits and stories, Self Help Graphics lead a wheat pasting workshop for our students learned about all aspects of the wheat pasting process, from creating the glue to mounting their images.

For this photo installation mural, each student chose one person to photograph and shared why they felt inspired by them. The final phase of the project will be a large-scale multi-medium mural created in collaboration with our students and Self Help Graphics artists which will be unveiled on November 27th.

In the meantime, community members and supporters can check out the photo installation located on 1st St. & Utah in Boyle Heights (right off the Pico Aliso Gold Line stop). It’ll be up all month!

This was made possible thanks to the support of the The Mary Pickford Foundation and the Vilcek Foundation.


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