Sustainable Development Goal #5: Gender Equality


The mural art project is the fifth out of the seventeen SDGs, has become the first goal to be celebrated in the campaign at Global Philadelphia Association. The artwork is a colorful calligraphic interpretation of the goal supporting gender equality in  the City of Philadelphia.

  • Location of the painting: 17th Street side of Friends Select School, just off the Benjamin Franklin Parkway,
    at the location of the ceremony held on October 3, 2019
  • Sponsor of the project: Glenmede Trust Company
  • Artist(s): Barbara Smolen, Brianna Homberger and Ellis Rosenberg

About Barbara Smolen

Barbara Smolen's artistic practice focuses on social justice. For two decades her mural art throughout Philadelphia has beautified the city and drawn TV, radio, scholarly, and political coverage to issues such as gun violence, domestic abuse, immigration, food insecurity, and gender equality. She teaches drawing and design as an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University. Her work is in books and in public and private collections.



To learn more about SDG #5: Gender Equality, visit the United Nations SDG#5 Gender Equality page.