• Louden Nelson (map)
  • Santa Cruz

A new public mural, “Unify, Decolonize, Thrive” has joined our vibrant community
and we invite you all to celebrate with us for a ceremonious ribbon cutting and

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This youth-inspired art, designed by local muralists Emmanuel Garcia
and Oliver Whitcroft, represents the past, present, and future of marginalized
people — transitioning from a challenging history to a hopeful and thriving future
where everyone is included and valued.

Event will include:
Inspiring guest speakers
Screening of mural time-lapse video
Ceremonial rainbow ribbon cutting
Reception with food and drinks

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“This mural symbolizes our struggle, our resilience and it is absolutely necessary that
the next generation learns from this and creates a better brighter future right here in
Santa Cruz County” — Andrea Flores-Morgado, Age 16, Watsonville
Sponsored by: The Diversity Center