Chicano park has been a political, social and cultural icon for decades in Barrio Logan, San Diego. This park began from a protest in 1970 when California High Way Patrol announced they where building a substation under a bridge. After their 12 day stay at the park it was officially recognized as historic landmark. The Latino activist decided to celebrate this by painting murals throughout the park, now if you visit this landmark you will see over 49 rich painting about the culture and history . There is no park quite like this one, where you can walk around and see such beautiful paintings that don's exist anywhere else.
My class and me had the pleasure of visiting Chicano Park, and spending a day there. We walked around taking pictures of the murals and had an artist and activist from the park talk to us about the history and what the park means to her. She told us about how she gets empowered from her rich culture and from the paintings and I remembered this because she looked so passionate and I went home asking "what do I get empowerment from?". Here are some pictures I took in Chicano Park, and the murals that left me in awe.