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Transforming Our 5 Story Mural into a Book: Maestrapeace Muralists of the San Francisco Women's Building & Author Angela Davis
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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 MURAL
MAESTRAPEACE MURAL

 

Muralists from left to right (Angela Davis in the center, of course):
Muralists from left to right (Angela Davis in the center, of course):

 Edythe Boone, Yvonne Littleton, Susan Kelk Cervantes, Juana Alicia, Miranda Bergman and Meera Desai. Not pictured, but amazing: Irene Perez.

Muralists in Dialogue with Angela Davis
Muralists in Dialogue with Angela Davis

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!

MAESTRAPEACE MURAL, 18th Street Facade
MAESTRAPEACE MURAL, 18th Street Facade
 
Detail of Kwan Yin, Chinese Goddess of Compassion
Detail of Kwan Yin, Chinese Goddess of Compassion

 

MAESTRAPEACE MURAL, Lapidge Street Facade
MAESTRAPEACE MURAL, Lapidge Street Facade

 

Muralists from left to right (Angela Davis in the center, of course):
Muralists from left to right (Angela Davis in the center, of course):

 

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.

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    Your Name in Print

    You are making this book happen, so for all contributions at this level or above, you get your name IN PRINT! It will be listed in the Thank You section of our book.
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    Maestrapeace Mural 2 Oversized Postcards

    6" x 9" Postcards of 18th Street Facade and Lapidge Street Facade of Maestrapeace.
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    Package of 5 Maestrapeace Greeting Cards

    5" x 7" folded greeting cards with envelope, package of 5.
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    Portfolio & Career Consultation

    Young Artists! We know it's a stretch, but with this reward comes a 2 hour art consultation with one of the seven muralists! Do you have questions about building your portfolio? Your career path? How to apply for public mural requests? We've got you covered.
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    Digital Print of Maestrapeace Mural

    Brighten your walls! High quality digital print of Maestrapeace mural for your daily inspiration.
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    Signed Screen Print of Maestrapeace

    Do you love murals? Well you can claim a piece! For the first 20 donors at this level, you get a signed screen print of a detail of the Maestrapeace Mural.
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    Dinner with Heyday Publisher

    Would you like advice on that book you've always wanted to publish? Be the first to donate at this level, and go out to dinner with Steve Wasserman, publisher of renowned Heyday Books!

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    Business Mural Retreat Package

    Business Retreat Package: Have you always wanted a mural to adorn your place of work? Well the muralists will come to your place of business for ½ a day to facilitate a brainstorming session and give you the basics of painting up that tired white wall.
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    VIP Mention, Mural Tour and Lunch

    VIP: You've just reserved a special mention in our book, a private group mural tour with the muralists ending with lunch, and a seat as THE guest of honor at our Book Pre-release party.
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