A new mural will be unveiled Wednesday (March 15) at the Norman Mayer Library on Gentilly Boulevard.
The mural is part of the #IAmNewOrleans
campaign, an initiative designed to inspire conversation and action in creating a more equitable city for children and families. To create the mural’s design, project organizers held community listening sessions at the library.
The community feedback resulted in a colorful mural that brings to life the people and culture that make Gentilly so unique.
#IAmNewOrleans, developed in partnership with more than 30 community organizations and supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is designed to provide a platform to advance racial equity across six key areas: maternal and child health, workforce, food, early childhood education, opportunities and challenges facing young men and boys of color, and generational change.
The campaign combined forces with The Artist Jade to create two public murals. A New Orleans native, visual and performing artist, and entrepreneur, The Artist Jade grew up in the 5th Ward and began her journey in creativity at age 7.
She graduated from Southern University and A&M College and created her art-based company “JADE 1991” shortly after. Since 2016, she’s curated murals and artwork for AT&T and Chevrolet in partnership with Essence, the “NOLA Has Wiings” Red Bull and New Orleans Pelicans project, JAMNOLA, Adult Swim and more.
The unveiling event is free, but a reservation is required. You can reserve a spot here.
I Am New Orleans Mural Unveiling Event
When: Wednesday, March 15 @ 11:30 AM
Location: Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd.