¡SÍ SE PUEDE!
¡Sí se puede! is a term rooted in Latinx culture, specifically in the Mexican community. It was the rallying cry for the United Farm Workers Union in the 1970's. Co-founders Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez adopted the motto during a 25-day fast in Phoenix, Arizona where they were trying to organize farm workers to demand fair wages and better working conditions. This mantra was meant to galvanize workers and inspire them. This chant has transcended barriers of culture, language, and identity, becoming one with movements around the world. During an artistic residency on Cesar Chavez Drive in the Clarke Square Neighborhood, Cosecha and Ledesma created this mural in collaboration with youth, families and neighbors and with the support of the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative and El Rey Groceries.