Women’s empowerment mural unveiled on Farmington Canal Greenway

New Haven

It’s a work of art that represents women, diversity and inclusiveness.

Artist Kwawo Adae says he was inspired by the women’s march that took place in New York City last January.

“If we can all just get out of our own way and make sure we are addressing the needs of people who are being oppressed in any situation, that we can come together, unified, and fight that more effectively,” Adae explained.

More than 130 people from the community gathered together to help paint a mural of strong females.

“There is a total of 17 women. They’re all from different countries. They’re people who are local to the community,” Adae explained.

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Diane Brown is one of those women.

“I wasn’t just impressed about being in the mural, I liked the history behind the mural and what the mural means,” Brown said.

It’s art that is dedicated to women but celebrates everyone’s differences.

“The reality of it is, you need to respect people even if it’s from afar because everyone is not going to look like you, feel like you, have view points like you. Everyone’s going to be different,” Brown stated.

As you walk along the Farmington Canal Greenway, you’ll see the stunning visual.

“I want people to be inspired,” Adae said.

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