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281 Ninth Avenue New York, NY 10001




Two murals, one 10 x 15 ft wall and one 10 x 10 ft




Groundswell worked with Youth For Real to create two murals for PS 33. One team, made up of 3rd to 5th graders, focused their mural on community change, with a special focus on Black and Latino leaders from around the world. The philosopher Paulo Freire, Puerto Rican independence politician Pedro Albizu Campos, revolutionary Fred Hampton, and Pan-Africanist leader Marcus Garvey all make an appearance in the mural. Another team was comprised of 2nd graders who focused on career visions. The youth selected a series of characters that represented professions they wanted to have one day. The occupations include firefighter, chef, judge, and veterinarian. In the lower half, a child plays with a plane and smiles looking forward to the future.