True Colors Mural Project at
Berkeley City College and Earth Island Institute
Making Berkeley Greener and More Beautiful, One Wall at a Time!
TRUE COLORS MURAL PROJECT
True Colors is the public murals program at Berkeley City College, founded and directed by Juana Alicia. Through her Mural Design and Creation classes at BCC, and in collaboration with the City of Berkeley’s Youth Works Program, Earth Island Institute and other community based organizations, True Colors creates one or more public murals each year. The True Colors Mural Project supports the development of young artist/ activists for the improvement of the urban environment through the creation of public murals. The purpose of the murals is to both educate urban dwellers and beautify the urban environment with messages and images that support ecological sustainability, conservation and restoration. The project recruits, engages and employs under-served, at risk youth from Berkeley and the greater East Bay, in vital community environmental mural arts projects. True Colors trains young artists to design and create community murals with social and environmental justice themes.