AUSTIN (KXAN)— The Austin community came together to paint a mural for late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday.
Local artist and muralist Soledad Fernandez-Whitechurch called on volunteers to help paint the mural of Ginsburg, which is located on the side of Agave Print at the corner of East Cesar Chavez and Navasota street.
Fernandez-Whitechurch provided the paint and brushes for families from nearby neighborhoods who stopped by to add their own contributions to honoring the late justice.
“The neighbors wanted to take part in creating something beautiful to the neighborhood and families wanted to be part of something that will inspire their children,” said Fernandez-Whitechurch.
She hoped the mural would inspire others to create a more equal and civic society.
“The reason why I chose Ruth Bader Ginsburg is that so people of all ages whether young, old, in school, retired, either political party could look on a really outstanding figure in American history,” Fernandez-Whitechurch said.
Ginsburg died on Sept. 18 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was a champion of women’s rights and the court’s second female justice. The first was Sandra Day O’Connor.
“I’m very grateful to the neighborhood of east Austin and to this business which is Agave Prints for letting us do this mural on their wall,” Fernandez-Whitechurch said.