In February, CRP started work on one of its largest endeavors, a two-block long mural on the Smart and Final building at 41st and International. The theme for the mural was Peace & Dignity. It is inspired by the Peace and Dignity runners who make the incredibly long journey from the northern and southern-most points of the continent and meet on the Bridge of the Americas in Panama to heal the damage caused by the cutting of the Panama Canal. This powerful prayer is intended to re-unite the indigenous peoples of North and South America.
In Oakland, North and South also have been divided into gangs, Nortenos, Surenos, and Border Brothers. Our prayer is for both the entire continent and for our community to heal those differences with Peace and Dignity.
We will be posting several slideshows of photos starting with the beginning of the mural until its completion.