MACLA Mural was a prominent, public mural created in downtown San Jose, CA, by my students at Downtown College Prep H.S.  It was was displayed on the façade of MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana) – a pre-eminent center for Latino culture in Silicon Valley.  The mural stood for peace and cross-cultural understanding—direct responses to the events of September 11th, and their own personal journeys of being the first in their families to attend college.