A new mural covering the front of the historic Tenants and Workers United building in Alexandria is highlighting the consequences of mass incarceration.
The mural was brought to life by TWU's youth-led group along with local artist, Federico Frum, who works under the name MasPaz.
The artwork highlights the causes and consequences of mass incarceration, and how youth in communities of color are affected.
Frum said on Instagram that he collaborated with youth from the Chirilagua neighborhood in designing and painting the mural. After two to three months of planning, the team started painting about two weeks ago. The mural was unveiled Thursday.
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I have been collaborating with youth from Chirilagua, Alexandria @tenantsandworkers and awesome community organizer @la_ingris to create a mural. We have discussed concepts for the design & have had some drawing and painting workshops. It has been about 2-3 months in the making, and today we start to paint our mural! #chirilagua #delray #alexandriava #Tenantsandworkers
They hope it will inspire positive change in the system.
You can see the mural on Mount Vernon Avenue.