Photo gallery: Lawrence women of color mural celebration

photo by: Mike Yoder

A crowd gathers on the south side of the Lawrence Public Library for a celebration and ribbon cutting on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, for the “Wak’ó Mujeres Phụ nữ Women Mural,” which depicts more than 20 local women and girls of color from multiple centuries and cultures. 

Designers of the “Wak’ó Mujeres Phụ nữ Women Mural” located on the south side of the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., held a ribbon cutting and celebration of the mural on Saturday.

The mural depicts more than 20 local women and girls of color from multiple centuries and cultures. To illuminate the stories of these women, some relatively unknown, represents a tribute to them but also to the girls and women of color who view the mural, its artists previously told the Journal-World.

Photos by Mike Yoder

photo by: Mike Yoder

Bry Smiley, a Haskell Indian Nations University graduate and member of the Navajo nation, readies to have a photograph in front of the figure of a Navajo woman that is part of the “Wak’ó Mujeres Phụ nữ Women Mural,” located on the south side of the Lawrence Public Library, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at a ribbon cutting and celebration of the mural.

photo by: Mike Yoder

Designers of the “Wak’ó Mujeres Phụ nữ Women Mural” located on the south side of the Lawrence Public Library are photographed after a ribbon cutting and celebration of the mural Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The mural depicts more than 20 local women and girls of color from multiple centuries and cultures. 

photo by: Mike Yoder

A young boy looks over the “Wak’ó Mujeres Phụ nữ Women Mural” located on the south side of the Lawrence Public Library during a ribbon cutting and celebration of the mural Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The mural depicts more than 20 local women and girls of color from multiple centuries and cultures. 


Related coverage:

Painting underway on women of color mural at Lawrence Public Library, Sept. 21, 2018

Mural illustrates stories of Lawrence women of color, Nov. 25, 2018

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