San Anto Cultural Arts 64th Community Mural explores & exemplifies the life & accomplishments of Mexican-American civil rights leader Jovita Idar.
Created by San Anto Cultural Arts with lead artist Rosalinda Alvarez Turuda and assistant Adrian Alvarez and located at Dress for Success San Antonio, just steps from where Jovita Idar lived and worked, the mural was launched during the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute’s 3-day Jovita Idar Quarter Launch Celebration in September 2023.
Special thanks to the San Antonio Area Foundation for providing MACRI with critical funding for the mural!
MACRI is thrilled to collaborate with San Antonio City Councilwoman Teri Castillo on another opportunity to recognize a Mexican American civil rights trailblazer through the honorary street designation program. Last year MACRI worked with Councilwoman Castillo, Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and Congressman Joaquin Castro to launch an effort to recognize civil rights trailblazers in our streetscape, starting with the designation of Emma Tenayuca Memorial Way on a portion of Cevallos Street where the Pecan Shellers Strike erupted in 1938. Recently, Councilwoman Castillo filled a request for the designation of Jovita Idar Memorial Way along the portion of Perez Street where she once lived. We hope this designation will bring more recognition to the contributions Mexican Americans have made to advance democracy for all. Gracias, Councilwoman Castillo!
Please support MACRI at a series of public hearings to voice your support for Jovita Idar Memorial Way!