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MARIN COUNTY'S NEWS MONTHLY - FREE PRESS
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May, 2005

 

Peace Mural For San Anselmo

The Peace Center of Marin announced on April 18, an agreement with the owner of 711 SFD Boulevard, near the Hub, in San Anselmo, for the painting of a 900 square foot community mural on the west-facing wall of the building.
The Center has commissioned Susan Cervantes of Precita Eyes Muralists in San Francisco to execute the mural. Cervantes has dozens of murals in San Francisco and elsewhere to her credit, as well as a very large commissioned work in Leningrad, Russia.
The projected murals will depict peoples of all persuasions, as well as the Nation of Marin, doing what they have to do: laughing, loving, working, struggling for social justice, insisting on Peace.
The mural will be dedicated to Lynn Rolston and Hannah Creighton, two indefatigable progressive activists. Lynn used his skills as a builder to help re-build villages in Central America during the "contra" wars. A library there is named for him. Hannah worked tirelessly for peace and social justice, and a middle school in El Salvador is named for her.
The Center wished to make the work of these two persons visible. The endorsement of the larger community for this project will, hopefully, reflect all of us to others. Work done here is not silent.
The Peace Center announced it will be sponsoring community meetings in May and early June to gather suggestions about the images which will be included in the mural and the larger focus the which the mural will take. Because it is a "community mural," the Center understands the necessity for free discussion about the content.
The west-facing wall of 711 SFD Boulevard is part of a building which houses the law offices of Ford Greene. According to the Peace Center, Ford Greene has expressed great interest in the mural and has given his permission for his building to be the site of the mural.
Barring opposition from Town Hall in San Anselmo, the project will begin in late June and be completed by mid-August.

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