A group of South Berkeley residents hope a new mural will encompass the past, present and future of South Berkeley.
Edy Boone, whose nephew, Eric Garner, was killed by police, has for decades guided people in creating murals that tackle issues of racism, poverty, and violence against young people of color.
If you have lived in Berkeley for a while, you have probably crossed paths with Edythe Boone. A spry 74-year old with a quick laugh, Boone has worked as a counsellor and as a health activist, and taught art at several local schools, including currently at Berkwood Hedge and West Oakland Middle School. With her warm personality, she imbues the very young, as well as the very old, with the spirit of creativity. She also transforms lives.