Painting Solidarity: U.S.-Central American Murals of San Francisco
Mauricio Ernesto Ramírez will give a talk about the San Francisco murals in the 1980s that addressed the civil wars in Central America and the U.S. intervention in those struggles. Only one of the 27 murals made at that time still exist and he has been uncovering that lost history for a book. Ramirez visited Balmy Alley, a narrow street filled with murals in San Francisco’s Mission District, and much later learned about how many murals were about wars in Central America including those in El Salvador, his family’s homeland.
Ramírez is a postdoctoral scholar in the UC Davis Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and a UC President’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Hispanic-Serving Institution Postdoctoral Fellow.
Read more about Ramirez and his research on the Letters and Science feature, “Scholar Reconnects to UC Davis and His Homeland Through Research on San Francisco Murals.”
WHEN: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 from 4–6 pm
WHERE: Everson 157
Sponsored by the Department of Chicana and Chicano studies and art history in the Department of Art and Art History