Monday, June 24, 2013

Summit Murals

Another assignment my Summit students took on was to paint a group "mini mural." Each group selected a their own community based topic and these are their extraordinary creations:
This group's focus was based on finding the voice within you to stand up for your rights and the rights of others. They show how difficult the path towards speaking out is, but how rewarding it can be.

Stereotypes affect us all. This group wanted to showcase the 3 major ethnicities in San Jose excelling regardless of their stereotypical backgrounds. Their message is clear. "Don't live up to your stereotype." 
Gang violence is a big problem in the Bay Area and this group focused on the negative effects gangs have on their city as well as the members. The people involved in gangs are never in control of their own lives, and are merely puppets in the hands of death. But the ones that are truly affected is the citizens of their cities, thus the "heart of the city" that is bleeding with crime.

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