Artist Desi Mundo has been collaborating with The Greenlining Institute and committees of artists, activists, and other Oakland leaders to create a spectacular new mural on The Greenlining Institute’s building at 360 14th Street in downtown Oakland. Scenes in the mural feature social activists and artists from Oakland’s history. Ribbons and ribbon-like imagery flow through the piece, representing a past of redlining development policies and a greenlining future in which race is never a barrier to fairness and inclusion.
While the mural is complete and small groups of individuals who appear in it will gather on site in November, an official dedication has been postponed until larger social gatherings are permitted by COVID-19-related public health orders. Part of the Creative Work Fund grant awarded to this collaboration supported Spencer Wilkerson’s creating a film about the content and development of the project.
Photo by Eric Arnold