New Large-Scale Mural Brings Awareness to the Issue of Food Justice

Thursday May 26, 2022

On Friday, May 20, dozens gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the latest “Zero Hunger” signature mural on a decommissioned 12-story District Department of Transportation air shaft at 2nd & H Streets NW. Curated and produced by the nonprofit organization Street Art for Mankind (SAM) and created by Spanish artist Lula Goce in just nine days, the mural – which features an empowered Black female farmer and entrepreneur working to provide for her family and community by giving them access to quality produce – is a symbol of female leadership and their role in the fight for food justice in the U.S. and around the world.

Joining Lula, SAM and MVT CID in making remarks at the unveiling were French Ambassador to the United States Philippe Etienne as well as officials from the United Nations World Food Programme & World Food Program USA, Kellogg’s US, Martha’s Table, and Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum. This mural joins four others that have been created in Detroit, Houston, New Orleans and Oakland, all of which seek to raise awareness and mobilize action to combat worldwide food insecurity and, in the US, food injustice that disproportionately impacts African-Americans communities. It is activated by the free SAM app “Behind the Wall” where the public can learn more about the art, how they can help prevent hunger, and act.

Check out this story on NBC 4 and visit our Flickr page to view photos from each day of the mural creation process or to simply relive the experience. And make plans to visit 2nd & H Streets NW to enjoy this breathtaking world-class cultural, artistic, and educational activation, which we are proud to have in our Mount Vernon Triangle community.

View Short Project Recap Video

Photo and video credits: Street Art for Mankind