All That Glitters: Alcatraz 1969

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All That Glitters is an homage to the dreamers and schemers that make the Bay Area unique. San Francisco artist Kaytea Petro uses a homemade hibiscus ink to illustrate historic photos, lovingly depicting a bygone era. More of her work can be seen at or on her Instagram.

All the the writings were created by students at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts.

Alcatraz 1969

Freedom (a series of haikus)

By Asha Romesburg

It’s not right or just
The government does not quit
Today I will fight

I said that last time
But today is a new day
So I keep the fight

No more fresh water
No more electricity
No imprisonment

They gave back our land
But when will I see freedom
Even though I’m free

About the Author: Asha Romesburg is a high school student at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts.

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