The Mural Paint Party is a collaboration between the Live Well Springfield Climate Justice Initiative
, and Fresh Paint Springfield
. We are privileged to have renowned mural artist Betsy Z. Casañas
lead this project to create a climate justice-themed mural in the city’s North End.
Ms. Casañas began the project with an input session discussing how the community would like to depict and convey its history of climate advocacy, diversity, and culture. At the July 15 session, Springfield participants spoke eloquently and passionately about this heritage – the food, the music, the community spirit. They also spoke about future vision – clean air, healthy food grown locally, healthy homes and schools, community vibrancy, green spaces, music and cultural expression, and celebrating their Puerto Rican heritage.