A DACA Inspired Mural Collaboration


“DREAMERS IN LONG BEACH: a DACA Inspired Mural Collaboration” was a community based mural collaboration which began in October 2017 and was completed in February 2018. The project, designed to bring awareness to the plight of Dreamers in our community, was curated by Street Artist in Residence in conjunction with the City of Long Beach.


Street Artist in Residence presented an open call for artists to apply for limited wall space on two 150 ft long tunnel walls located in Downtown Long Beach. Interested parties were required to submit a Dreamer/DACA inspired concept and were awarded a wall location upon concept approval.


SAiR continues to offer several unique sponsorship opportunities for individuals and/or corporations that believe in supporting the DREAMERS mural project. Click HERE for sponsorship options 


Special thanks to Lena Gonzales, City Council Person of the 1st District, Long Beach, for her collaboration on the project and tireless work to protect Dreamers in Long Beach. Lena is currently pushing local legislation to protect Long Beach Dreamers that could be modeled around the Country.


Stand by your neighbors, stand by our Dreamers. Be the change you want to see.


What is DACA and who are the Dreamers?

Why focus on DACA awareness?

The Trump administration announced in early September, that it planned to scrap DACA, the program that gives temporary protection to undocumented migrants who arrived in the US as children.

Attorney general Jeff Sessions said the US would end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in March 2018, throwing almost 800,000 people into turmoil and fear. Congress was given up to six months to find a legislative alternative, after Sessions announced that new applications would no longer be accepted.

What is DACA?

DACA is a federal government program created in 2012 under Barack Obama to allow people brought to the US illegally as children the temporary right to live, study and work in America. Those applying are vetted for any criminal history or threat to national security and must be students or have completed school or military service. If they pass vetting, action to deport them is deferred for two years, with a chance to renew, and they become eligible for basics like a driving license, college enrollment, or a work permit.

Who are the Dreamers?

Those protected under DACA are known as “Dreamers” – by the time Trump announced his decision to rescind the program, 787,580 had been granted approval. To apply, they must have been younger than 31 on 15 June 2012, when the program began, and “undocumented”, lacking legal immigration status. They must have arrived in the US before turning 16 and lived there continuously since June 2007. Most Dreamers are from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and the largest numbers live in California, Texas, Florida and New York. They range in age from 15 to 36, according to the White House.

source: The Guardian




Dreamers in Long Beach, A DACA Inspired Mural Collab, featured activist street artists that chose to stand with Dreamers through thought provoking murals that they designed and painted specifically for this project. The only concept requirement was that the work was clearly inspired by Dreamers or DACA.  Artists were required to submit their concept and were carefully chosen by a selection committee made up of their peers. Many participating artists donated not only their time and talent but also the cost of their own paint and supplies.

Street Artist in Residence is proud and honored to have had the opportunity to stand with these fine people alongside the Dreamers as they fight the injustices the current administration imposes upon them.  Our heartfelt thanks to all the outstanding individuals that participated:

Bandit, Indecline, NinjaGraffiti, HA CREW, Shobot Productions, SkidRobot, SCBrownbear, Charmaine Olivia, Alec Demarco, Honor One, Nick Sawyers, SellOut_TCF, Balloonski, BerkVisual, Olivier Roubieu, Diosone.ufk.tot.fat, Ankore, MegZany, WRDSMTH, Teachr, Sparc_eg, GoopMasta, TalkSickMind, BodeckHernandezArt, h2dk, 40oz_horchata, bamc, Tracy Negrete, InspiredLBC, NickyNailedIt, Andrea LaHue

**Send us your photos to add to our slide show  e: JulieFaith@me.com





Thank you for your time and sponsorship consideration of Dreamers in Long Beach. We are at a truly unique political and cultural impasse that requires love, compassion and activism. This project will provide critical awareness for Dreamers and beautify Long Beach.  As a 501(c)3, non-profit and 100% volunteer based organization, Street Artist in Residence understands how to be donation stewards. 93% of donations go directly into project expenses; paint, materials, logistics, maintenance, and documentation. 100% of our board also contribute financially to the projects evidencing our shared commitment. If you are interested in joining us in our efforts to support the Dreamers through art activism, we are happy to customize a sponsorship package for you or your organization.  

For any questions please contact Joshua Host @ (949) 282-7260 or joshua.host@gmail.com.   

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