JUDY BACA is a world-renowned painter, muralist, community arts pioneer, scholar and educator who has been teaching art in the UC system for over 28 years. She founded the first City of Los Angeles Mural Program in 1974, which evolved into the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), which has been creating sites of public memory in impoverished neighborhoods since 1976. She continues to serve as its artistic director and focuses her creative energy in the UCLA/SPARC Cesar Chavez Digital Mural Lab. She is currently working on a 60ft mural for the Richmond Civic Center and a mural for the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex, a social justice high school located in downtown Los Angeles.