Painting Solidarity: US Central American Murals of San Francisco


ACLS Fellowship Program


Chicana/o Studies


"Painting Solidarity: US Central American Murals of San Francisco" examines the emergence of US Central American solidarity murals in San Francisco's Mission District that served as an activist response and a means of building coalitions with the Central American diaspora from 1980 to the present. The book focuses on the dual role these murals played within the Mission District: as a means of opposing US intervention in Central American affairs and an activist response to the pressing political challenges faced by diasporic Central Americans. This project provides a new perspective on the collaborative efforts of Central American and North American artists, which have transformed San Francisco's Mission District into an epicenter for creating a legacy of murals portraying Central America's diaspora and political dynamics.