From our friends at the WASH Project:
The WASH Project is thrilled to present a new 34x12 foot mural on the18th street side of our building. The fighting peacock on a bright red background represents the Burmese Student Pro-Democracy Uprising led by Burmese students on August 8, 1988, in their struggle for an education and society free from government control and oppression.
Come celebrate the completion of this mural on the historic anniversary of this day with traditional Burmese food and music. Community members will have the opportunity to contribute their own stories and imagery for a book representing the diversity of the west side neighborhood of Buffalo. Submissions from this book will be considered to add to The WASH Project Mural Wall. All are welcome.
The day starts with a flag raising outside City Hall in Niagara Sq. from 9:30-11:30, followed by a roundtable at the Niagara branch library from 1-4pm to discuss ongoing issues and opportunities, and then the mural reception and flag raising afterparty at WASH from 6-10pm with food, music, and family friendly fun.
Sponsored by the The Ferry Street Corridor Project and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
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