Multi-American

How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

American snapshot: 'Educación'

Another interpretation of the freeway sign, this one by artist Luis Genaro Garcia, photographed January 2011
Another interpretation of the freeway sign, this one by artist Luis Genaro Garcia, photographed January 2011 Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

Street artist Banksy was only the latest to take on the iconic running migrant family freeway sign. Here is the sign as reinterpreted by Southern California artist Luis Genaro Garcia, who has made a few versions of the image. In this one, the parents carry the tools of manual labor - a wrench and pliers, a feather duster - while the child wears a cap and gown.

I photographed the piece on a wall at the offices of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles while reporting on an event there last January.

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