Following a divisive and contentious 2016 election campaign, Educational Alliance is doubling down on efforts to ensure that every person, regardless of their color, language, or creed is treated with respect. This community is a place where people of all are welcome and our celebrated diversity is one of our greatest assets. The goal of Educational Alliance’s “We The People” initiative to promote inclusiveness and denounce hateful rhetoric towards vulnerable members of our community.
The “We The People” mural, created by world-renowned artists Michael McDevitt and Otis Kriegel of Illegal Art, was unveiled at the launch of the”We The People” initiative, on January 23, 2017, at Manny Cantor Center.
The mural features lines from the Declaration of Independence that affirm “all men are created equal” in five languages — English, Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew and Arabic. Community members are invited to sign their name on the mural, signifying that they stand with the Lower East Side and East Village in celebrating our diversity.
Learn more about responsive community resources at Manny Cantor Center here.