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Please stop by the 24/7 Study Area to view the recently completed student mural, 1587.
The artists (Alexander Florendo, Eirein Gaile de Jesus Florendo, Jhelen Marie Ramirez, and George Shaffer) shared the following description of the mural:
"This mural depicts a visual history of the relationship between the United States, Filipinos, and Filipino Americans. Despite the Philippines having a deeply connected and long-standing history with the United States, Filipinos and Filipino Americans struggle having their stories heard and experiences recognized. As a response to being pushed beyond the margins, this mural represents our silenced history. As a group of first-generation Filipino American academics, artists, and working-class individuals, our work also stands as our demand for recognition in both the story of labor and social justice movements in the United States. With this piece, we hope to bring overdue awareness to the history of Filipinos and Filipino Americans in the United States."
Note: The image gallery below scans the mural from left to right.