Families Belong Together
In neighborhoods across the city, families and individuals are feeling the immediate and lasting effects of harsh immigration laws. Inspired by recent national events, Chilean artist Ian Pierce (also known as Artes Ekeko) created a mural that explores Philadelphia’s identity as a sanctuary city, working together with local artist Cesar Viveros on this bright, textured design. The mural features a family making their way to a new home, just like the Fairhill neighborhood where it is located, in homage to Fairhill’s predominantly Hispanic and Latinx community. The immigrants who are a large part of the fabric of Philadelphia deserve to feel at home, to be valued and respected, and that starts with representation.
City of Philadelphia