Hope and Resistance

by Artists for Humanity

Boston, USA – December 2020


Finding This Mural

This mural is located on the Mary Ellen Welch Greenway under the Porter Street Bridge underpass, just past the dog park when walking from Bremen Street Community Park.

East Boston Greenway, Boston, MA, USA

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Story Behind This Mural

This mural was envisioned and realized by teen creative leaders from East Boston who, under the mentorship of Artists for Humanity (AFH) co-created this large-scale, environmental artwork. We would like to thank Linda Cabot for engaging and sponsoring AFH for this project and creating the space for the voices of our future leaders.

Artist Statement

“When AFH arrived at the wall in East Boston with our teen artists to paint our mural, we found that someone had written “hope and resistance” on the wall designated for AFH to transform and illustrate the need for environmental action. Hope and Resistance captured our design intent and is an important message for all. We did not want to eliminate it so we made it the title of the piece.

We hope that everyone can dedicate themselves to a sustainable way forward that is considerate of all Bostonians including the endangered species that live in Boston Harbor, and that all of our citizenries can resist the urge to overdevelop our shoreline and overfish its waters for the benefit of our global community.

These spirit-like renditions of some of the endangered species that inhabit the Atlantic Ocean floating above the Boston skyline are meant to inspire young people to recognize the need for their participation and inspire them to take action in defense of our coastal environments.”

- Artists for Humanity


Humanity’s responsibility to protect our environment