This street art-inspired mural affirms the core values of the Secondary School for Law: Justice, Equity, Family, and Community. One of four schools housed on the John Jay Campus in Park Slope, the Secondary School for Law is in the midst of a positive transformation, with increased enrollment, strengthened teaching, deepened supports for students, and graduation rates on the rise. With a recently unrolled visual identity and logo as inspiration, student muralists have celebrated this transformation through a powerful new public artwork that will educate thousands of future students about the school’s special focus on law.
The youth artists created imagery to illustrate Secondary School for Law’s commitment to justice and equity, embodied in its tagline “One Law One Voice One Spirit.” The youth artists were inspired by street art and graffiti and incorporated original text from their personal prose into the mural design. With a youth-driven, street art-inspired mural, these emerging artists and scholars are calling for equality and justice under the law for all. In doing so, they have added their voices and perspectives to the important public dialogue taking place in communities across the country, from Ferguson to Baltimore, to right here in Park Slope.
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