710 E 9th St, New York
La Lucha Continua The Struggle Continues: 1985 & 2017
Apr 08-Jun 30
In 1985, Eva Cockcroft, founder of Artmakers Inc., gathered together 34 ''artists of conviction'' to create 26 political murals on four vacant buildings overlooking the then neglected La Plaza Cultural community garden. Known as La Lucha Continua The Struggle Continues, the murals addressed six political issues: gentrification, police brutality, immigration, feminism, and opposition of U.S. intervention in Central America and apartheid in South Africa. Today, the garden is thriving, the issues remain of grave concern, and only two of the murals still exist, the paint cracked and faded.