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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year's Eve

Wherever you are today, whatever your style of ringing out the old and bringing in the new year, we celebrate Michigan's tenacity and diversity. This mural on the northern wall of the restaurant Los Galanes (located on Bagley in Detroit's Mexican town) was the idea of Freedom House which provides shelter for political refugees. They provided the financing and in 1995 about 75 people of all ages and nationalities completed this colorful wall in five weeks. Coordinators for the project were Sharon O'Hara-Bruce with Anne Jantz and Elizabeth Medallín. The bottom strip up to five feet high was all done by children. The bridge is the Ambassador, from the US to Canada.

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