When the development of a luxury condominium threatens a local mural depicting the diverse culture of the neighborhood, a community in a rapidly gentrifying city rallies to protect its history, voice, icons, and land.


Tamira Jones has been in the nonprofit world for over a decade and brings her passion for project design and grassroots solutions to bear on addressing needs in her community. A native of Mendocino, Tamira served in the Peace Corps in Jamaica in 2004-2006 where she painted her first murals with local youth to promote a sense of neighborhood pride and environmental awareness. Tamira has traveled throughout Central America, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean looking for the interconnections between global challenges and local knowledge. She is passionate about conservation, social justice, and faith-based community action.