On December 4, the West Fresno community came out to celebrate the official unveiling of a new mural, created by youth artists from Fresno under the guidance of New America Media’s own resident muralist, Josué Rojas. The youth artists were assembled from Fresno youth organizations: The kNOw Youth Media, The Muralistics, and Youth for Christ.
The massive mural (150 feet long X 17 feet tall) is both an expression of the pride these young people feel about being from Fresno, and a vision of what a healthier Fresno will look like. A project of Pacific News Service/New America Media, this mural was made possible through support from The California Endowment, and is the first of what we hope will be many murals to positively transform the way residents in Fresno view their community.
Video by Jacob Simas, New America Media