Voices Her’d: A New Day

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY, 2005

As part of Groundswell’s Voices Her’d Visionaries program, a group of young women created “A New Day” through a series of discussions, writing, and art activities. Inspired by feminist history and leaders, the young women identified a mural theme of “Strong Women Build Safe Communities.”

A New Day

A New Day

In the mural, the figures stand proudly surrounded by waves and backed by a golden sky. Each wears a gown that depicts one of ten tenets of strong women building safe communities.

A New Day

This theme is illustrated through ten figures, each of which represents an individual member of the mural team.

A New Day

From left to right across the first row and then the second, the tenets are: (1) high literacy and good schools; (2) involvement in and critical consumption of the media; (3) involvement in politics; (4) financial independence; (5) high employment and career alternatives; (6) parental supervision and involvement; (7) healthy bodies and foods; (8) honoring the ancestors; (9) afterschool programs; and (10) clean and liveable streets.

A New Day

Learn more at groundswellmural.org