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Imagine a World Where Everyone Counts
July 25 - August 31Free
Imagine a World Where Everyone Counts: a pavement mural on the Mrak Terrace of International House Davis.
Come check it out, and please wear a mask.
Local artist Tony Tran, also known as shyboytoto, is currently creating a beautiful pavement mural on the Mrak Terrace of International House (I-House) titled “Imagine a World Where Everyone Counts.” As a part of the #Plan4Resilience series of murals spearheaded by Danielle Fodor and supported by the City of Davis Arts and Cultural Affairs program, the pavement painting envisions a community in which all people feel safe, empowered, and free to express their identities joyfully. The imagery is a call to action – to vote, to take the census, to participate in civic processes, to engage with difference, and to be actively anti-racist. Shyboytoto will complete the painting by July 26th, and it will grace the I-House Terrace ground until nature or footsteps wash it away. The mural, symbolic of the fragility and ephemerality of the present moment, is a recognition that we need to build a just future from the ground up, creating the foundation of equity first.
At I-House, we hoped that the mural would mark I-House’s public re-opening and kick off our 2020-2021 season of events focused on supporting and uplifting Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) artists, cultural workers, and culture bearers as a part of a larger anti-racism effort. Although we cannot re-open on our planned timeline, we are dedicated to creating an anti-racist future for the City of Davis and our region, centralizing the cultural contributions of BIPOC communities. While our viewing party for “Imagine a World” is not happening due to the surge in Covid-19, we invite people to come by and enjoy the shade of the I-House Terrace and check out the mural in progress or when it is complete on July 26th. Please wear a mask!
For more information, go to https://internationalhousedavis.org/event/imagine-a-world/