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May 2017

East Village Political Art: The Murals of La Lucha Continua

May 23 @ 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM

In 1985, Eva Cockcroft, founder of Artmarkers Inc., gathered together 34 “artists of conviction” to create 26 political murals on four buildings overlooking the then neglected La Plaza Cultural community garden (Avenue C, between East 8th & 9th Streets). Known as La Lucha Continua The Struggle Continues, the murals addressed six themes: gentrification, police brutality, immigration, feminism, and opposition to U.S. interventions in Central America and apartheid in South Africa. Today, the garden is thriving. But while the issues that inspired La Lucha remain of deep concern, only…

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