“What we’re doing here, we describe it sometimes as building power spaces and power places. The housing here is very impressive because it was an abandoned area, and there are very impressive, well designed buildings, but at the same time, we’re creating these power spaces where people can come together and help create the future of their neighborhoods. So it’s really the two of those things coming together that creates what Hope Community is.”
Power of Vision Mural Project
we create ways for young people to express their community voice
SPEAC leaders, 2011. Photo: Bruce Silcox
Power of Vision Mural Project challenges Hope to think about art as a tool for leadership and community building in addition to strengthening artistic skills. Each mural is driven by a collective vision centered in community. Since 2004, Hope youth have worked across differences around the common goal of completing murals symbolizing community, understanding and hope.
Questions? Contact Chaka Mkali, Lead Organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (612) 435-1677.