Loud, Proud, and Passionate
Coordinated by Mobility International USA
Designed by artist Chloe Crawford
Dates painted: October & November 2019
Location: 842 Pearl Street, south wall of Full City Coffee Roasters
About: The idea of creating this mural was initiated by Susan Sygall, CEO and co-founder of MIUSA, who is also a wheelchair rider and disability rights activist. MIUSA, whose mission is to advance disability rights and leadership globally, is dedicated to advancing the status of disabled women around the world. Sygall wanted to see representations of disabled women leaders reflected in the Eugene community's new landscape of beautiful murals. Sygall asked alumni of MIUSA’s WILD program to share their ideas for mural themes, including emotions, imagery, or phrases it should convey. Among these were "Loud, Proud and Passionate®," the mantra of the WILD program. In the mural design, this mantra appears in English, Spanish, Arabic, and French, and its shorthand "LPP" is depicted in American Sign Language fingerspelling. These five languages are those which the WILD program has utilized in its trainings of women from around the world. Former MIUSA staff person, artist Chloe Crawford, designed the mural, and members from the community painted the final piece.
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