A Chat with the San Francisco Women’s Building

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Caregivers

 

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Music Makes Us Free

 

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Earn Your Attitude 2016

 

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MaestraPeace

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Caregiver’s Bill of Rights

Caregivers, remember yourselves….

Kitt O'Malley

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National Aphasia Association Caregiver’s Bill of Rights

I have the right to take care of myself. This is not an act of selfishness. It will give me the ability to take better care of my loved one.

I have the right to seek help from others even though my loved one may object. I recognize the limits of my own endurance and strength.

I have the right to maintain facets of my own life that do not include the person I care for just as I would if he or she were healthy. I know that I do everything that I reasonably can do for this person and I have the right to do some things just for myself.

I have the right to get angry, be depressed, and express difficult feelings occasionally.

I have the right to reject any attempt by my loved one (either conscious or unconscious) to…

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