Paint the Rails began as an initiative of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights to activate the history of colonization, place, and belonging through engaging and learning with diverse community groups across the city, creating five murals in Edmonton's Public Transit Stations. As Paint the Rails ties-up its last mural at Clareview Station, we look to create an educational book sharing more history and depth about the murals through our process with community and art.
The Paint the Rails Legacy Book aims to engage in ongoing reflection, learning, and dialogue. It is an educational resource for all ages, especially for children — as we include interactive components like colouring pages, teacher manuals, discussion questions, and more. We believe in the importance of centering lived-experiences and power of communities to tell their own stories and lead their own teachings. We hope to see this book used as an educational resource to facilitate and branch-out further learning about our communities around us in Edmonton.
The Legacy Book is a community funded and driven initiative that requires support from the community to make possible. We are seeking financial support from individuals and businesses to compensate artists and partners of this book, to cover printing costs, and to make this book accessible for everyone.
Your donation and support of any kind is greatly appreciated. We cannot do this without you!
More information about Paint the Rails can be found here on our website.