“Start the Peace Stop the Violence” is the theme of this mural. Over 150 neighbors gathered on November 5th for a community paint day facilitated by teaching artist Michael B Schwartz. The mural design emerged from a series of community conversations in South Phoenix. The mural is part of a comprehensive campaign by TRUCE, Arizonans for Gun Safety, Chicanos Por La Causa, and Kingdom Communities of the Valley (KCV) the to end youth homicides in south Phoenix.
Editor’s Note: You can read more on ALT/space by Michael about his approach to restorative practices and community arts integration here.