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A mural in Back of the Yards

Panel at DePaul event proves power of community art

When your community is being upended, sometimes public art is best weapon.
Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor October 23, 2019

The Latinx Cultural Center held a “Fighting Gentrification with Community Art” panel in Munroe Hall this past Wednesday, addressing the way many communities use art as a form of activism against gentrification. Panelists...

The new murals make 17 of what will eventually be 25 installations that explore different time periods and important figures related to DePaul.

New murals under the Fullerton ‘L’ stop examine DePaul’s history

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor October 6, 2019

As Red, Brown and Purple Line trains rattled past the Fullerton ‘L’ stop on Oct 4, four new murals intended to celebrate the university’s history were unveiled under the tracks. The new pillars...

Murals in Pilsen bring neighbors together to fight the influx of outside development. Activists say the identity of the neighborhood is at stake, in addition to local businesses who are being displaced.  (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)

Pilsen community fight gentrification with murals

Olivia Mohseni May 17, 2015

[slideshow_deploy id='11998'] On a cold and gloomy morning earlier this year, Chicagoans protested the gentrification of the Pilsen neighborhood.  Signs were taped to the front of the hip new coffee...

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