Boston, MA
Project Title
Peace Poles
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
Public Art for Spatial Justice
Grant Amount

The Peace Poles Project transforms our community response to violence by honoring those we have lost in colorful mixed media murals on street poles. Each mural uplifts one of our principles of peace- love, unity, hope, faith, courage, justice, and forgiveness- while celebrating the dreams held and principles embodied by our lost loved ones. Together, the poles offer a Peace Trail of memories honored and collective hopes envisioned. Centering younger participants - Generation Peace - we are interrupting old cycles of violence and building new cycles of peace in their names.. While the project is designed to grow over time, it begins with the creation of 7 peace poles along the route of the Mother's Day Walk for Peace. Our artist cohort of muralists, educators, arts therapists, and survivors will design the poles and guide children & families from our survivor network in including their loved ones' memories alongside the principles they embodied.


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