This was my first time visiting Chicano park and despite the things I have heard about Barrio Logan, it felt like a very communal place to be. I learned a lot during out short trip to the park and I will definitely be going back to explore more of the area. Throughout this trip I learned a little bit more of what the affects gentrification can have in a community and how it leads to displacement of under privileged communities. Despite this heavy gentrification and trying to keep a “clean” atmosphere, the art there way able to thrive. In fact this art was one of the only way the community was able to make their voices heard in an area trying to silence them. One of my favorite parts of the park (pictured above) features Emiliano Zapata, a famous liberator, who fought to keep land in favor of agrarian workers, a hero of the Mexican Revolution.
May 8, 2019
Chicano Park Reflection
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