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.
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.
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.
I’ve taken hundreds of photos of this mural since 2011.
The photos in this post are the most recent.