“Colíbri” 2015// 1026 Grand Ave // Phoenix, AZ // A…

“Colíbri†2015// 1026 Grand Ave // Phoenix, AZ // A mural that honors the work of @colibricenter for the human rights – an organization that reunites the bodies of missing migrants with their families, and helps them through the process of grieving. Colibri also helps end migrant death along the U.S. Mexico border and supports the immigrant rights movement. This mural was a massive 100 foot community effort of nearly all artists of color including: Mata Ruda @justseeds artists: Chip Thomas, Thea Gahr, Phoenix artists: Lucinda Yrene, Jeff Slim, Lalo Cota and Jules Badoni. It was produced by Netroots Nation, and the creators of 2013 Sundance film “Who Is Dayani Cristal?â€

Remember the millions of migrants who lost their lives crossing the Sonoran Desert. Empower the mothers who often carry the weight of grief. Know that brave women as well as men attempt the journey across the border everyday. In time, the wheatpaste skeleton of the colibrí will peel off and reveal a mother and child. Photo by Jess X. Chen. Visit the Mural at the corner of Grand Ave and Filmore in Phoenix, AZ. //

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