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Murals memorializing fallen youth in North Philadelphia are reminiscent of the murals for activists in Palestine’s Gaza Strip. In Philadelphia, more than 80% of murders are shooting deaths, versus 70% nationally.

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• One way in which artists respond to violence is to create murals in honor of victims. What role does public art play in the aftermath of violence in a community? What does this mural express to you?

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