Overcoming Barriers ~ 1996 S.Y.E.T.P. Mural Project ~ Alex “Man One” Poli ~ 1800 Fashion Ave. ~ Long Beach

“Overcoming Barriers” speaks visually of the needs and reasons people immigrate to the U.S.A. The United States, a nation founded by immigrants, has always been the promised land of hopes, dreams and opportunities. Many immigrants face barriers and negative stereotypes. “Overcoming Barriers” depicts ways immigrants break down barriers by their positive contributions to the economy, society and environment.