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Sunday / May 19.

From Assemblymember Luz Rivas Desk – Happy 818 Day!

Happy 818 Day! I’m proud to represent and call the east San Fernando Valley my home. My district has a rich history and is home to diverse communities and cultural landmarks such as The Great Wall of Los Angeles mural designed by Chicana artist Judy Baca in 1978. The mural is located in Valley Glen in #AD43.

The Great Wall of Los Angeles depicts the history of California as seen through the eyes of women and minorities in many connected panels. The mural emphasizes the often-overlooked history of Native Americans, ethnic and religious minorities, LGBTQ-identified people, and those fighting for civil rights.

The mural is 13 feet high, painted directly on concrete, and with a length of 2,754 feet (over 6 city blocks), It is credited as one of the longest murals in the world.

Last year, I was proud to secure $5 million for SPARC ART in the state budget to expand the mural, refurbish existing Artwork, and feature new art portraying current history.

Happy 818 Day!

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