The Laundromat Project hopes to unite, inspire through mural

An organization is working on a mural in Hunts Point that it hopes has the power to unite, inspire and create change. The Laundromat Project

When the mural near the Hunts Point subway station is done, it will show a portrait of Assata Shakur.

When the mural near the Hunts Point subway station is done, it will show a portrait of Assata Shakur. (9/19/16)

THE BRONX - An organization is working on a mural in Hunts Point that it hopes has the power to unite, inspire and create change.

The Laundromat Project has been around for a decade.  Organizers use the term Laundromat because that's where they say conversations happen, relationships are forged and communities are strengthened.

It is also a metaphor for using art to make the world a better, more friendly place in public spaces like outside of the Hunts Point train station.

When the mural near the Hunts Point subway station is done, it will show a portrait of Assata Shakur. She is a woman who the artists say stood up for what she believe in.

 

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