A Celebration of the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project
“Art, Resistance and Solidarity: Creative Networking for Peace”
Saturday, October 17th
United Churches, 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia
Please join us in celebrating the completion of the Mural (phase II) on Saturday, October 17th.
We will honor all participants through a day of food, discussion, procession, music, dancing, and celebration. Highlights include Native American and Rachel Corrie Foundation delegates speaking on their recent trips to the West Bank and Gaza, and a workshop on Art & Activism.
In the evening, we will formally dedicate the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural to the city and people of Olympia, Washington and Rafah, Palestine; to all those fighting for justice; and to the memory of our sisters and brothers around the world who have fallen in the struggle against oppression.
We aim to build upon the relationships and connections made through the mural as we continue to work together for Peace and Justice across movements and borders.
11:00am – 5:30pm: “Art, Resistance, and Solidarity”, United Churches, 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia
Admission at the Door: $25 – $15 for students and low income. (Pay as you are able.)
- Networking Lunch
- Welcomes: Cindy Corrie, Rachel Corrie Foundation, and Susan Greene, Break the Silence Mural Project
- Panel: Gaza, West Bank, and Israel Report Backs – facilitated by Dr. Therese Saliba, The Evergreen State College
Eight participants from the Bay Area’s Indigenous Youth Delegation to the West Bank and Israel and the Rachel Corrie Foundation September Gaza Delegation
- Great Wall by Ed Mast – Performed by Theater Squad of Seattle: Juliana Meira DoValle, Clovis De Milo, Edward Mast
- Arabic Coffee and Sweets and more networking
- Panel: Art Activism and the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural – facilitated by Lori Blewett, The Evergreen State College
Susan Greene, Mural Director: Historical & Political Context of ORSMP and Building Bridges
Alicia Martinson, Local Project Coordinator: The Mural Process – film highlights
- Collective Creation of Leaf Banners for Evening March to Dedicate and Celebrate the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural
5:30pm: Dinner break, Downtown Olympia
6:30pm: Merry March to Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Wall – Samba Drummers and Olympia Community
Meet at Community Art Studio and Earthbound Productions Office near the corner of Olympia and Capitol Way, 311 1/2 Capitol Way North, behind the Royal Lounge.
7:00pm: Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Dedication and Celebration – Mural Wall at the corner of Capitol and State
- Welcome and Presentation of the Leaves
- Mural Blessing
- Music by Audio Pharmacy – San Francisco, Al Scorch – Chicago, The Pasties – Olympia
The Rachel Corrie Foundation and Break the Silence Mural Project would like to thank all of the individuals, organizations and businesses that have contributed to this year’s Peace Works celebration.
United Churches, Sandi Trudeau
The Brotherhood, Patrick Kwiecinski
Trinacria, Eugenio Aliotta
The City of Olympia, Cathie Butler
Olympia Food Co-op
Earthbound Productions, Eli Sterling
Pacific Stage, David Sederberg
The Community Drummers
Theater Squad and Ed Mast
Indigenous Youth Delegation
Rachel Corrie Foundation Gaza Delegation
Rachel Corrie Foundation Board of Directors
Peace Works Committee
Wallace Global Fund