Over 50 students, faculty and administration at Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights recently unveiled the Friends Peace Garden mural. Students worked with AFSC and local muralist Daniel Ruiz in designing and planning the mural in November of last year with input from the school.
The mural, which depicts a family gardening against the backdrop of downtown LA, celebrates the land, culture, and diversity of the city. Ethnically, the school is predominantly both Latino and Asian-American and surrounded by gang-violence.
As one student, Danielle described it, "I enjoyed painting a mural in our garden. It was awesome working with a muralist and the students. Our ideas are now displayed on a wall!"
Final completion of the project was in May 2012.