Children in front of a Edythe Boone murals.

Teacher, painter and community activist Edythe Boone has worked at the intersection of art and community her entire life. Her work is featured in the “MaestraPeace” mural in the Mission District, the San Francisco AIDS mural and in the mural at People’s Park in Berkeley. Tackling issues such as poverty, racism, and violence, Boone uses paint to help distressed communities communicate their experiences. We’ll talk with Boone about her work and the death of her nephew, Eric Garner, at the hands of police. We’ll also meet local filmmaker Mo Morris and hear about her documentary “A New Color,” which spotlights Boone.

See Images of Boone’s Murals

More information at ANewColorDocumentary.com

Muralist and Activist Edythe Boone Brings ‘New Color’ to Bay Area Communities 14 October,2016Mina Kim

Guests:
Edythe (Edy) Boone, artist; community and civil rights activist
Marlene (Mo) Morris, founder of Galewind Films; producer and directer "A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone"

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    I met Edythe Boone many years ago when she was painting on the Women’s Building. Such a great force and wonderful person!

Host

Mina Kim

Mina Kim is KQED News’ evening anchor and the Friday host of Forum. She reports on a wide range of issues affecting the Bay Area and interviews newsmakers, local leaders and innovators.

Mina started her career in public radio at KQED as an intern with Pacific Time. When the station began expanding its local news coverage in 2010, she became a general assignment reporter, then health reporter for The California Report. Mina’s award-winning stories have included on-the-scene reporting of the 2014 Napa earthquake and a series on gun violence in Oakland.

Her work has been recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association.

Mina grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Oak Park, CA. She lives in Napa.

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