VIDEO: Advocates, Artists and Family of Anastasio Hernandez Discuss Resumption of Mega Mural in Chicano Park

Thanks to all who attended the digital press conference. 

For a recording, click here. For photos of the mural in progress, click here

SAN DIEGO, CA — Today, advocates, artists and family of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, came together for a digital press conference to discuss the Anastasio Hernandez Rojas Mural Project, which has resumed production on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Anastasio’s death. Anastasio Hernandez Rojas was a long-time San Diego resident who was brutally beaten, tased and murdered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in May of 2010.

The two-sided mural, which will be painted on the 50-foot tall pillars that hold up the Coronado Bridge, will feature extensive pre-Columbian symbolism and will be a call against the brutality that vulnerable community members face at the hands of border agents. 

Alliance San Diego and American Friends Service Committee are fundraising to fund the cost of materials and compensate artists for their extensive labor. They invite people to donate at:

Front of mural prototype

Back of mural prototype

About Alliance San Diego

Alliance San Diego is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) community empowerment organization working to ensure that all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice. Our mission is to provide a means for diverse individuals and organizations to share information, collaborate on issues and mobilize for change in the pursuit of social justice, especially in low-income communities and communities of color. We pursue this mission through targeted civic engagement programs and strategic coalitions that focus on specific issues and policy reforms.

About American Friends Service Committee

American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.