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Celebrating Diversity: Murals Around Vancouver

American civil rights activist Cesar Chavez once said, “We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community—and this nation.” 

Like the patriotic eagle shown on Chavez United Farm Workers Association, movements typically feature iconic art that helps portray a sense of pride in the community. Celebrating diversity in the current political climate may seem difficult, though some spots that bring light into the world.

These murals were painted during the summer of 2017 and 2018, according to Fourth Plain Forward’s website. The “Fourth Plain Summer of Murals” Project tasked artists to create a piece that celebrates the diversity of Fourth Plain Boulevard’s International District. 

Created by artist Camille Cote in 2017, this mural depicts people embracing both diverse cultures and nature. It can be found on Evergreen Floors & Doors Building along Fourth Plain Boulevard in Vancouver, WA. (Nicki Parker/The Indy)

 

 

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