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Rhonda R
3301 37th Ave
(Franklin/Fruitridge Urban Neighborhood )
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Mujeres Maravillas

the project


The mural project celebrates Poderosas who have been trailblazers in the area and the nation.  Through their work, they have made history and changed the world we live in for the better.  They have conquered many barriers and have contributed to the health, well-being, and advancement of our Latinx communities.  Yet, their stories are unknown despite their ongoing work in our communities.

The Poderosas have shaped our understanding of gender and race and they are uniquely positioned to lead us into a better future because of their lived experiences.  Their stories help us understand what it means to be human, and as thoughtful residents, how to move to a more humane future.

The mural will be co created on movable panels by the renowned mural artist-educator Ruby Chacon and educator-artist Isabel Martinez. The mural will travel to various locations for a broader audience to access and view such as: La Familia and the Washington Neighborhood Center, K-12 schools, and cultural programs featured throughout the city and county of Sacramento. This community mural, in contrast to print and electronic media, where social divides persist in terms of access, is a powerful medium of grassroots neighborhood representation. It is a visual and public expression of cultural values, ethnic pride, and neighborhood identity, as well as a celebration of our social and political struggles. Community members, community organizations, K-12 students, college and university students, business owners, etc. will be invited to comment on the mural using social media and written comments.    

the steps

  1. Raise $15,000 in total.
  2. Funding will be used to pay art assistants and purchase materials to paint and install the mural
  3. Funding will also be used to work with educational experts to write a curriculum guide for middle and high school students and to develop a bilingual coloring book for grammar school students.
  4. When the mural is completed we will have a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Donors along with grant funders, community partners, community members, and City Council and County Supervisors will be invited to the ceremony. 
  5. Pictures will be posted on social media along with a press release announcing the completion of the mural.

why we're doing it

The committee organizers of this project are dedicated to preserving imperiled Chicana/Latina histories and narratives.  In this time of crisis with the corona virus causing a historic decimation of the Latinx community and ravaging generations of Latinx families in California and the nation, we as project organizers are committed to documenting how these Poderosas have defined/redefined their identities, pushed boundaries, and awakened community members politically in powerful ways.  The mural will feature their bios via a QR code connected to the project website.  In addition, the painting of the mural  will be documented through the making of a documentary by documentarian Tomas Montoya. 


Updated Disbursed Budget 1/25/23: 


  Normal Fees Waived Fees
TOTAL RAISED = $11,780.00 $11,780.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $589.00 Waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $176.70 $176.70
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $11,014.30 $11,603.30



Updated Disbursement Budget 1/06/23:

  Normal Fees Waived Fees
TOTAL RAISED = $11,480.00 $11,480.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $574.00 Waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $172.20 $172.20
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $10,733.80 $11,307.80




Your tax-deductible donation will be doubled in impact. All donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $15,000 (up to $1,000 per donor, until funds run out).

Your donation will help fund these critical needs:

  • two art assistants 
  • art supplies 
  • coloring book for P-3rd graders in three languages, Nahuatl, Spanish, and English
  • Curriculum guide for middle and high school students 


ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) Waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  


Mujeres Moviendo Montañas

Mujeres Moviendo Montañas.
The painting of the mural has started.

Poder de la Mujer

Our donors range from 9 to 94 PODER de la MUJER

Exciting News!!!

We have successfully launched our fundraising effort and have already raised $4,000!  All donations are tax deductible and DOUBLED.  Every donation you give makes a difference. Si se puede!


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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