Mural about the immigrant experience dedicated at Minneapolis City Hall

June 22, 2018

CLUES staff and clients were honored to be part of a new mural dedicated June 18 at Minneapolis City Hall. The mural, titled “El Camino del Corazón” (The Journey of the Heart), was created through a partnership with GoodSpace Murals and ReCAST Minneapolis (Resilience in Communities After Stress & Trauma).

Several CLUES clients and staff members from Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico and Colombia met weekly with GoodSpace artists Greta McLain and Candida Gonzalez to share their stories as immigrants and refugees in the United States. Together, the group created the theme and artwork for the mural, which they later painted alongside staff from the City of Minneapolis.

CLUES President Ruby Lee and Associate Director of Community Health Carla Kohler spoke at the dedication Monday alongside Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and other representatives from the City of Minneapolis and GoodSpace Murals.

The project has been a wonderful way for our community to share their stories and experience and to talk with city officials on how to better engage with immigrant and refugee communities.

The mural is open to the public and on display on the third floor of Minneapolis City Hall outside the City Council chambers.

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