Affirmations for the Resistance #5

I’m an American; my country is built by every race from every nation in the World

Detail of the Mural on the San Francisco Women's Building depicting a father cradling an infant

As of 2015, 14% of the United States’ population is foreign born, compared to just 5% in 1965. Nearly 39 million immigrants have come to the US since 1965, with most coming from Asia and Latin America.

World Population Review


Chilina Kennedy who plays Carole King in ‘Beautiful’, the musical, introduces Aretha Franklin who sings  (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.

Bad Hombre

Well, some say life, will beat you down
Break your heart, steal your crown
So I’ve started out, for God-knows-where
I guess I’ll know, when I get there

A Chat with the San Francisco Women’s Building

Art by Rob Goldstein
The Women’s Building

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

Art by Rob Goldstein

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.

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Music Makes Us Free


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Earn Your Attitude 2016


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