Through collaborative Integrated Arts Projects/Proyecto de Arte Integrado (IAP), teaching artists partner with academic facilitators and students at El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice and its community partner, El Puente, to create interdisciplinary, theme-based arts projects that produce high quality, original artwork that promotes human rights and social action. These year-long projects have included investigations into themes of legacy, immigration, health & wellness, technology, the history and impact of the sugar industry, biodiversity, gentrification, the cost of war, the role of borders in our lives, and other topics. Members of Los Muralistas have been involved in the project design and the facilitation of the creation of the visual arts components of these projects since their inception in 1995.

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Almost Grown, 2006

In collaboration with Great Small Works, students and Los Muralistas created an original musical with projected toy theater interludes about the challenges of growing up in Brooklyn in the early 21st Century. The theme for this showcase was chosen in conjunction with a group of veteran actors from the senior class of the Academy.

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