image of a section of mural on the San Francisco Woman's Building

A Chat with the San Francisco Women’s Building

Art by Rob Goldstein
The Women’s Building

I call this post a ‘chat’ with the San Francisco Women’s Building because when I view the mural I feel as if I’m in a conversation about community, personal responsibility, a positive vision of the future, and the joy of creative collaboration.

Art by Rob Goldstein
Creativity

MaestraPeace Mural was painted in 1994 by Bay Area muralists: Juana Alicia, Miranda Bergman, Edythe Boone, Susan Kelk Cervantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton and Irene Perez.

The mural was fully cleaned and restored in 2012 by the original muralists assisted by a new generation of muralistas.

Art by Rob Goldstein
Padre 2016

The San Francisco Women’s Building is the first community center in the country that is owned and operated by women.

The Mission of the Women’s Building is based on the premise that all women and girls have the right to safe, joyous and creative lives; lives in which they have the right of self-determination.

Art by Rob Goldstein
Madre 2016

I’ve taken hundreds of photos of this mural since 2011.

The photos in this post are the most recent.

Art by Rob Goldstein
Caregivers

 

Art by Rob Goldstein
Music Makes Us Free

 

Art by Rob Goldstein
Earn Your Attitude 2016

 

Art by Rob Goldstein
MaestraPeace

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39 thoughts on “A Chat with the San Francisco Women’s Building

    1. My pleasure.

      I have other details of this mural that I’m processing. I think these images are relevant to the political debate that we’ve begun around the globe.
      How do we want to live in the 21st Century? Like cattle whose only duty is to ‘consume’ or do we want a vibrant humane community in which each person is treated as a sacred life with rights to essential resources.

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  1. I came from Christy’s blog. This is a great selection of shots and they are certainly works of art that can empower women. Glad to hear that the murals have been preserved and restored, and their message and voices live on 🙂

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  2. Reblogged this on When Women Inspire and commented:

    I just saw this post and loved seeing the the mural on the San Francisco Women’s Building that is captured in great photos by Robert M. Goldstein. As per the post I am reblogging, “The Mission of the Women’s Building is based on the premise that all women and girls have the right to safe, joyous and creative lives; lives in which they have the right of self-determination.” Here, here!

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      1. Thank you. I consider myself a feminist. I am proud of the fact that the liberation of women from the prison of a gender role without alternatives was always part of my definition of human rights and human liberation. Note the emphasis on choice. A woman who chooses to stay home and work in life as a wife and Mother is no less deserving of respect than Carley Farina, (sp?) who like Ann Coulter, is proof that given the choice as many women as men would choose to be monsters.

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    1. You’re welcome Keith. Thank you for viewing the post and leaving a comment. It’s interesting that some of the most beautiful representations of the importance of family and community are found here in Godless, liberal, San Francisco on a building that is owned and operated by politically correct feminazis.

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  3. Wow! I really loved these! There was a time in my life when I could have seen myself painting these. They’re just beautiful. Thank you, Robert…for caring about women the way you do….actually for caring about everybody the way you do.

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