This Thursday in downtown Oakland, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to unveil the heavily anticipated mural project at the future home of the Kapor Center. Oakland-based artist Favianna Rodriguez Giannoni designer of the larger-than-life mural, worked extensively with Dr. Carmen Rojas and other staff of the Mitchell Kapor Foundation to develop images that not only highlighted the underlying work of the foundation but also artistically expressed why supporting positive social impact is important.
The organizations and programs profiled on the Kapor Center mural are among the local grant recipients of the Kapor Foundation. They include: Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice, Citizen Engagement Labs, CollegeBoundBros.org (a program of the Kapor Foundation), Ella Baker Center, Green for All, La Cocina, Level Playing Field Institute, and Oakland Rising. Each one was selected by the artist after she read profiles of their work.
The mural is located at 2148 Broadway in Oakland. The mural is just a small taste of what to expect from the Kapor Center. The building will undergo renovation construction for approximately two years. It will eventually house our offices, meeting and assembly rooms, and limited retail space. It is our hope that some of the space will be open to the community-at-large for rental and pro bono use.
Please go check it out!