Mi barrio es Mayfair. Mayfair es la casa de mucho de Americanos irlandeses. Los orgullos de Mayfair es las barras. La mayoría de barras son irlandeses también. Mayfair se estableció en 1930 por una comunidad de americanos irlandeses. Las problemas de Mayfair son las drogas y traficantes de drogas. Mayfair necesita más control en drogas porque es problema muy grande.
I would put my mural on the wall near the triangle between South and Bainbridge on 23rd. The triangle was turned into a place that people could gather for entertainment such as music, movies, and for the most part food. This Triangle was redone by the SOSNA community. They are currently trying to raise money for The Triangles On Grays Ferry Avenue Gateway Project. SOSNA wants to make the triangular intersections down Grays Ferry less confusing and safer for drivers and pedestrians by adding places for people to socialize and to have an attractive space in the community. Ever since the reconstruction they have put on a festival during the summer called Plazapalooza in that area where people in the neighborhood come together. There is live music and food. My mural would add to what the triangle is trying to do by presenting a song name introducing new music to the community and bringing art where there is hardly any.
The Girard Estates are a neighbourhood within the region of South Philadelphia. Stretching from 22nd St to 17th, the area is named after Stephen Girard, who once lived in the neighborhood in the 1800s. The story goes that when Stephen Girard, one of the most richest men in America passed, he left his estate of $6 million dollars to the city of Philadelphia. Because of his gracious donation, much of the neighborhood is shaped by the stipulations he left in his will. There once was a school for orphaned white boys named after him, however, it is now operated by the Philadelphia School District. Also, the houses in the area are much more different than the typical Philadelphia rowhomes in other neighborhoods and many residents describe it as living in a suburb, without paying suburban prices. The house where Stephen Girard used to live now resides in a middle of a park, where residents annually hold meetings and holiday parties. Other notable buildings in the neighbourhood are the Edgar Allen Poe School (now known as GAMP) and the Donatucci Library. The area boasts a strong Italian American demographic, with a few Asian Americans sprinkled in. Lastly, some notable events is that Rocky 2 was filmed in the neighbourhood , and crime boss Philip Testa was killed in a bomb planted under his door step.
El localización es el parte de atrás de mi casa porque yo creo que es interesante. Yo no pongo encontró información de mi barrio, pero yo pongo encontró información de Filadelfia. Filadelfia había fundado por William Penn en el veintisiete de Octubre, 1682. Filadelfia es adónde el Declaración de Independencia había escrito y el localización de la Campana de Libertad.
“It's scary to know that people still live like that in 2017...They don't straight out discriminate or say something racist, it's just the way they tell stories and emphasize that they have black friends among other things.” People face racial discrimination everyday and it is a big reality that a lot of people have to deal with, but it can be an even bigger issue when it happens in the workplace. I interviewed both of my parents on the topic of racial bias and their experiences throughout life at different jobs. I mostly wanted to hear about how things may or may not have changed through the years. Out of the interviews, my parents said that they did not really feel like they were being discriminated against at their jobs, but it isn't something they haven't noticed in small things that happen. Racial harassment is up to record levels in offices and factories across the country, and by that I mean racist graffiti, Klu Klux Klan propaganda and even physical threats. Racial harassment cases have more than doubled since the early 1990s, hitting an all-time high of 6,977 in 2007, according to EEOC data and it's interesting because nine out of ten of race harassment charges are filed by Blacks. There is a plethora of reasons as to why racial harassment is escalating. Some blame the struggling economy that has caused major job insecurity to more people of color in the workplace while others blame violent video games. “I haven't seen it in it's ugliest form, but I do notice the bias. Some people were chosen to do tasks that they were not necessarily qualified to do, but because of their skin color, they got picked for the job anyway.” From the small things such as certain people doing tasks more than others to full on racial slurs at work or more, racial discrimination is still alive and well today.
Women in Progress
1307 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Artist: Cesar Viveros and Larissa Preston
-Reveal that women can do what guys can do -women are slowly reaching the top -women had to go to through hard times to get what they want
I think the girl in the middle wearing a mask is Amelia Earheart and on the bottom right there are flying airplanes so I think this have to do with Amelia being the first women to fly an airplane.
Women aren’t afraid to do what men do
-Ludlow & 13th Street -This mural shows how the community it is placed in is like a family. The mural gives a warm message about feeling at home in your community. The community is very accepting of its residents and welcoming to those who want to join it. -The pictures on the side -The hand holding the word ”Family” -It is a symbol of the togetherness and acceptance of the community
- El Wissahickon es muy importante para las personas de Mt. Airy
- Las personas de Mt. Airy son muy personales.
- Las personas de Mt. Airy encanta los parques y otras cosas naturales.
- El hombre que camina a la calle.
- La calle es Forbidden Drive, una calle qué no tiene carros (es solamente para caminar).
- El Wissahickon es muy importante para la comunidad. Es un cosa linda que es solamente en nuestro barrio.
“The mural has been a blessing to our community’s sense of self-eseem. Our residents who signed the petition for the neighborhood improvement now feel a sense of ownership and responsibility. Also, with the mural there, the elders who remember Jackie Robinson now have gotten together to talk about him…He opened the door for other sports players of Afrikan ancestry.: