The contemporary U.S. Mural Movement found formation in the turbulent period of the late 1960's. The struggle for equality and peace was the foundation of this new public art movement. This is a survey course that will investigate the most recent art phenomena as a socio-political statement through the development of the contemporary mural movement and the influences that helped shape it. The action project for this course will consist of executing a mural work. This process will involve student discussion on the selection of theme, a presentation and approval from the immediate community, preparation and execution. Students will work with residents of the Harrison Hotel in Oakland to build narratives as inspiration for murals, including hands-on exercises by CCA students and hotel residents.CCA students will complete murals, based on these narratives to be installed at Shorenstein’s construction site on 12th Street in Oakland.A dedication celebration for viewing the final work will be organized by all.