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Taqueria Calafia Murals, 1445 Webster Street, Alameda, California

The Sign
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The sign for Taqueria Calafia was painted on the side of the building. A photograph of a singer was hung over part of that sign.


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Art Behind Stage
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Art lined the wall behind the outdoor stage. Folding tables were stored beside the stage.


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Art Also
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Art also lined the side of the outdoor eating area. A couple tables were still available for seating.


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Two Works Of Art
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Two mini murals were attached to the wall behind the stage. One showed a man wearing goggles, and a medical mask, with the word above him, "Solid." The other mural was in two halves. It showed sun-like rainbows surrounding the words, "Love Wins."


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Only Justice
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Another mural was attached to the wall behind the stage. That mural showed a woman wearing a golden crown and meditating. Above her were the words, "Only Justice." Below her, additional words said, "Shall Bring Peace."


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Two Hands
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Two hands were attached to a metal background. Leafs were also attached, where each leaf was decorated with a name. The names were, "Eric," "Tamir," "Oscar," "Walter," "Ahmaud," "Sandra," Freddie," and "Rekia."


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Power to The People
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A small mural was close to the ground behind the stage. It showed a strong black woman with the words, "Power To The People, One Love."


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Another Woman
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Another small mural of a woman was above the last mural. This one also read, "Power To The People, One Love."


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End Racism
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The final small mural on the wall behind the stage read, "End Racism."


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Daddy Changed The World
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One of the murals along the side of the dining area showed a child with wings and a crown. The words below the child read, "Daddy Changed The World." The artist was Joanna Ruckman external link.


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Be The Change
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Another mural alongside the dining area read, "Be The Change." It showed portraits of four people. The mural was by "@nicole_visual."


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Faded Mural
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Another mural was next beside the eating area. It showed a woman's face with arms spread and surrounded by flowers. Sadly the mural had faded over time.


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Kissing
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The next mural alongside the eating area showed two men kissing. It had been painted by the artist, "NGOC."


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Angela Davis
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Next to a portrait of Angela Davis were words she had spoken:

Progressive art can
assist people to
lean what's at work
in the society in
which they live.
--Angela Davis


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Carved Wood Art
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The next item alongside the eating area of Taqueria Calafia was a carved wooden work of art. It featured birds flying under a sun-burst.


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Making A Quilt
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Another mural alongside the eating area at Taqueria Calafia showed six women creating a quilt.


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Suspended By A String
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A series of letters suspended by a string read, "Beer Garden." Those words partly covered another mini mural alongside the eating area. It showed leaves and flowers and read, "Decolonize Your Mind." The mural was by artist "@bymurry" external link.


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A Woman Basking
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A woman basked on a fire hot day. A flower above her was surrounded by words. "Hope," "Joy," "Dreams," "Accept," "Inspire," "Create," "Dance," and many more.


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Four Pieces Of Art
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Four pieces of art finished the side of the dining area. One read, "Community Art Garden." Another showed hands forming a heart with the letters, "BLM" inside. A third showed "Civil Rights," and "Justice For All." The fourth was a circular design.


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