‼️‼️ R E P O S T : @11flowerchild
Recently the city has been wanting to take the underpass of 680 by story and king yes the one we all cruise under and BEEEP. The underpass as well as Story and King have so much history.. OUR HISTORY from Helgas to Lowriding to the marcha that toke place in 2006 ! Remember that one ?! I was so proud of my Raza that day I was only a lil mocosa♥️✊🏾 well they wanna do some Abstract art (something similar to the blue circles in downtown) and don’t get me wrong , abstract art is cool in its own way ik many Xicanxs that Focus on abstract art that’s chingon .. but the East Side ! Story and King ! THATS NOT US . So what happens when they try to “improve” OUR Barrio ?! Prices are already high! It will drive us out of ESSJ . That’s Reality. We have to stop them from Whiteifying the Hood. Who will be here to share OUR stories OUR struggles, our accomplishments and what we are capable of ? Who is going to tell the generations to come if there’s no more Raza and the hood isn’t the hood ?! That’s something that scares me everyday serio. We need to get murals that share those stories OUR stories show that we’re BROWN and PROUD not only that the diversity in our community. @jovenesactivos_essj we always say “Our Art is a form of resistance ! We are HERE! And we are not leaving” Let’s keep the hood ours ! Keep it every beautiful shade of brown.
So This Tuesday at the heritage plaza Me and @steven.cortez , @miguelkultura will bring many great artists together to start dialogue and create beautiful art and plan out what we wanna see in our Barrios and start the planning of murals ♥️✊🏽✊🏿✊🏾 (if you are an artists and wanna contribute to this movement you are more than free to come through) let’s paint our walls with our resistance ♥️ C/S su hermana xicana Sandra ✨ (I have so much passion for art , our Raza, community, ESSJ and OUR HISTORY and now everything is coming together I’m happy y’all )