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Legacies of Respect: Culture, Politics, Art, and the Community Mural Tradition (Part One)

Chicago’s community mural movement coincided with the emergence of the modern graffiti movement in Philadelphia and New York—underground subcultures which, like Oakland and Chicago, found their artistic voices in expressing messages born out of inner-city life, strife, resistance, and resilience. It also helped give rise to the notion of community-based art lending a sense of cultural identity and attachment to place, long before the term “creative placemaking” came into vogue in public art circles.

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Alice Street Short Competes for Best Documentary in Top Shorts Film Festival

The Community Rejuvenation Project was honored to be informed that its Alice Street Short film was accepted into the Top Shorts online film festival to compete with over 100 short films for prizes in 50 categories. According to its website, “Top Shorts is the world’s leading online film festival, showcasing outstanding short films from around the world […]

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