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This mural commemorates the rich history of Thurgood Marshall College and honors those at UC San Diego and worldwide who have striven mightily for social justice. The mural was forged in fire, created during a time of campus crisis that galvanized collective action and institutional change.
In February 2010, the UC San Diego campus was jolted by a series of racist events, beginning with the now-infamous Compton Cookout. Student response was immediate.
That spring, the Visual Arts Department provided each of the Colleges and other departments with a large canvas and requested that each represent itself however it saw fit.
Demetra Matin, an intern for the Dean of Students at Thurgood Marshall College, had been looking for just this kind of project. No stranger to student activism, Demetra had been a first-year student in 2006 when the Dimensions of Culture protest brought out so many students and faculty to critically examine the purpose and presentation of education. Their work…

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Transcription: How do we stop this? Make everyone (underlined) take DOC

(Note: DOC = Dimensions of Culture, an undergraduate writing program in Thurgood Marshall College.)

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Transcription: This doesn't deserve to be displayed! (underlined)
Does UCSD support this (underlined)
It does (drawing of an arrow pointing down)

Posted near the student artwork entitled "Freedom of Expression?" - artwork can be seen in this online collection

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Transcription: Art like this is not (underlined) enjoyable as a black student

Posted near the student artwork entitled "Mixed Messages" - artwork can be seen in this online collection

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Transcription: 2% & 13% Do not make you diverse (underlined)

Posted underneath a student contribution entitled "Campus Climate". First line: "The numbers say we're a diverse campus..."

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Transcription: Much needed. Thank you all for the hard work & creating this visibility!

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Transcription: The most important addition and exhibition in Geisel. This deserves to be visible. Thank you!

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Transcription: It's amazing and really diversal and beautiful as well as interesting!
2/18/17

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Transcription: Graduated in '12
Came back today to find this...
Thank you!

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Transcription: Love that this very important conversation has been mobilized into an exhibit & panel @ the reception. We need more events like this

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Transcription: Incredible! Keep on!

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Transcription: Inspiring

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Transcription: Much Needed

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Transcription: I love it - the concept, the artworks, the overall exhibit!

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Transcription: Preach! (drawing of arrow pointing up at another comment)

Other comment:
I dislike the ways the university placates its students. This art and history is a great display - but what about a sanctuary campus? How about divesting from coorporations [sic] that are trying to infringe on Native peoples' rights & land? Divesting from militarization of UCSD? Standing with student groups that demand more inclusive programs? There is WORK to be done by UCSD - this isn't enough.

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Transcription: GRATEFUL (underlined)

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Transcription: Yes!!! (drawing of arrow pointing up at another comment

Other comment: I dislike the ways the university placates its students. This art and history is a great display - but what about a sanctuary campus? How about divesting from coorporations [sic] that are trying to infringe on Native peoples' rights & land? Divesting from militarization of UCSD? Standing with student groups that demand more inclusive programs? There is WORK to be done by UCSD - this isn't enough.

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Transcription: I am part of the General Public, and have been coming here for 6 yrs to use the computer. But understand this, if you call me a racist, you (underlined) will (underlined) be taken to count to prove it. You're not getting by with a pass!

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Transcription: Everyone in the community needs to see this.
Awareness is needed
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