This past March, LACIS welcomed graffiti artist and women’s activist, Panmela Castro to Madison. During her visit, she engaged in a series of interactive workshops with youth at Lodi High School and the Goodman Community Center, as well as a live mural painting installation at Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse. We worked together with Eugenia Podesta, Program Director of Vital Voices Global Partnership, and LACIS BA and MA/JD graduate, on this series of events. Vital Voices has prepared a fantastic blog entry detailing Panmela’s activities in our area. Please visit: http://www.vitalvoices.org/blog/2012/03/harnessing-arts-power-challenge-social-norms to learn more.
Additionally, earlier this month, Panmela returned to Madison to complete another live mural installation — this time at Willy Street Coop’s Eastside location.