Jun. 2, 2016 @ 12:00 am – Sep. 1, 2016 @ 11:59 pm
Standing Juntos is the latest addition to the #ElMeroMuro Project at Mexic-Arte Museum. The mural is composed of hundreds of post-it notes messages to Standing Rock, gathered over 3 workshops with community members and guests. The Standing Juntos Collective is composed of Austinhuesca Collective, Bodega Visual, and Change The Rules.
Explanation from Standing Juntos Collective:
In a political context, we need to stand together. Standing together from all stories, from
all geographies and from all who we are. The recent resistance of our Native American brothers in North Dakota, Standing Rock, in defense of their territory and the water is an example of how we can stand together. Standing together is to sow seed of collectivity and hope. Standing together is going out
to the street without fear. Standing together is respecting diversity. Standing together for a
life worthy. Standing together for social justice. We do not want a wall that separates, divides, denies. The Mero Muro mural is a wall of solidarity, a colorful wall that celebrates life. The Mero Muro wall we want is a wall that has open doors and that flourishes.
Send a message to Standing Rock and help grow #ElMeroMuro by leaving a comment on Facebook or visiting the Museum Store! The 5th Street Mural Billboards program is sponsored by the City of Austin’s Cultural Expansion Program.