WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:01.000 applause 00:00:01.000 --> 00:00:04.000 My name's Jahdi Levvi and I'm a muralist and a rapper. 00:00:04.000 --> 00:00:07.000 cheering and applause 00:00:07.000 --> 00:00:10.000 So I just wanted to make a really strong emphasis that we... 00:00:10.000 --> 00:00:19.000 I was contracted to paint a mural that represented diversity on this campus and they kind of gave me a few 00:00:19.000 --> 00:00:22.000 themes they kind of wanted or just some things to include. 00:00:22.000 --> 00:00:27.000 I basically drew it all first, added color, they liked it and said, "yeah, 00:00:27.000 --> 00:00:29.000 come paint it for us." I've done a lot of 00:00:29.000 --> 00:00:35.000 graffiti art, that's my background in art. So, usually, I do a lot of spray painting for murals. 00:00:36.000 --> 00:00:42.000 This is the first time I've ever done this large scale of a acrylic painting this big 00:00:42.000 --> 00:00:48.000 and so it took me about 5 times longer than I anticipated. This has taken me over 100 hours. 00:00:48.000 --> 00:00:52.000 So essentially, the theme of this mural is, "Land Back" and, "Black Liberation," 00:00:52.000 --> 00:00:57.000 as you can see, it's right in the center. Everything around it kind of represents that struggle. 00:00:57.000 --> 00:00:63.000 And so I believe that, "Land Back" and, "Black Liberation" are the two keys. I'm calling this mural, "The Two Keys" 00:01:04.000 --> 00:01:10.000 because I believe that if our world leaders and people in power could focus 00:01:10.000 --> 00:01:16.000 all of their energy and resources, and divert it into getting land back in indigenous people 00:01:16.000 --> 00:01:20.000 and freeing all Black people because we're the most oppressed people on this planet, 00:01:20.000 --> 00:01:25.000 that's gonna solve a majority of the world's ills that we're dealing with today. 00:01:25.000 --> 00:01:30.000 music