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Claiming Our Future close-ups

This mural by Mattaya Fitts reflects on place and history— the roots of the Bread and Roses Strike of 1912. This is located on the exterior of the Everett Mills in Lawrence.

'Claiming our Future' is a community engagement and public art project that supports our community’s understanding and impacts of climate change and how to collectively build a sustainable future. Through the history and narratives captured through a series of community discussions facilitated by both Groundwork Lawrence (GWL) and Elevated Thought (ET) youth, we produced two murals in the city that seek to educate, engage, and empower residents to contribute to spatial justice in Lawrence.


Claiming our Future: Spatial Justice in Lawrence was made possible by NEFA’s Public Art for Spatial Justice grant!