The Laundromat Project hopes to unite, inspire through mural

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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