Painters take a stand against racism

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Hamza Aden, right, looks off into the distance as Hani Ali, center, and Sumaya Mohamed paint on the wall of the YWCA in Lewiston on Sunday afternoon. The Lewiston High School 21st Century Leaders paint a mural depicting women of color and leadership at the Lewiston YWCA in collaboration with the Bates Art Department, and funded by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. The mural is part of the YWCA Stand Against Racism 2017 event taking place on Sunday April 30, when the mural will be presented.

Lewiston High School 21st Century Leaders paint a mural depicting women of color and leadership at the Lewiston YWCA in collaboration with the Bates Art Department, and funded by the Harward Center for Community Partnership. The mural is part of the YWCA Stand Against Racism 2017 event taking place on Sunday April 30, when the mural will be presented.

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Mural participants are, front row, from left, Natalie Bornstein, Austin Pratt, Ahado Abdirahman and Brianna Breton; middle row, from left, Hamza Aden, Suheira Ahmen, Zamzam Elmoge, Isnino Hamsa and Sumaya Mohamed; and back row, from left, Shannon Martineau, Maryam Sharif, Hani Ali, Najma Mohamed, Eden Rickolt, Dani Klein and Daisy Diamond.

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