MAESTRAPEACE MURAL BOOK PROJECT
Please join us to raise funds for our upcoming beautiful book on the MAESTRAPEACE Murals on The San Francisco Women's Building. The artwork is an homage to their work, which provides urgently needed services to all women, from rape crisis to immigrant services to community organizing of all kinds. In these challenging times, both mural and building are beacons of hope and strength for our communities.
We are thrilled that activist, author and educator, Angela Davis, will write the opening essay for the book. We are turning our building into a book; it's much easier to carry around. As beloved and valued members of our cultural network, help us "go viral" with positive contagion. Our goal is to raise $50,000 in five weeks, by spreading the word over social media. If we can get 2000 people to give $25 each, we'll reach our goal. Let's build a buzz of energy around the project and organize others to spread the word. It takes a village.
MAESTRAPEACE stands five stories tall, vibrantly illuminating the walls of the San Francisco Women's Building, inside and out. These murals are a jewel of the Mission District, a historic treasure on a National Heritage Building, and a magnet for thousands of visitors from all over the world. They are beloved by the surrounding community, and across the globe. Although details of this monumental mural have been widely photographed and reproduced in many books, articles, and videos, it is now time to create a book devoted solely to MAESTRAPEACE. This moderately priced and widely accessible book will preserve this legacy. We hope to publish in advance of the 25th anniversary of the mural in 2019. In partnership with Heyday Books, San Francisco Heritage, and with your help on Kickstarter, we can do it!
Risks and challenges
Our major challenge in completing this project is financial. The mural is complete, the team is solid, our publisher is excellent and our author is brilliant. We need the help of promoters, event organizers and a public relations wiz that can take our fundraising to the next level. Help us reach major donors that support feminist work and women's art. We'd like to have a gala to raise the necessary funds, in case the Kickstarter doesn't go over the top.
Heyday, our publisher, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. If you wish to support this project without receiving a reward, your contribution will be tax-deductible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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