Day 2: Bracero & Farmworker Mural 5/29/2012

As summer begins in the Rio Grande Valley, neighborhood children stoped by to see what was being drawn on their community pool. Day two began with the incorporation of a locamotive on the right side of the wall. Used to transport braceros from Mexico to the United States, the train gives illustration to the historical context of the bracero experience. UTPA Mexican American Studies alumnus Jose Flores, gives some finishing details on the mural. Image

On the East wall are two brothers, both from the city of San Juan, TX, posing for a picture in the fields. This photograph was given to our volunteers while surveying the surrounding community as to what should be placed on the mural. The image of these young boys gives voice to the residents of the Rio Grande Valley who have worked diligently to harvest the food that we put on our tables. Image

End of Day 2Image

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