In Solidarity

As Olympia mobilizes in support of Bryson Chaplin & Andre Thompson and raises the banner of Black Lives Matter, it is important to pay tribute to the Black organizers and cultural workers who developed this national movement on the frontlines of white supremacy. Many thanks to Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi & Alicia Garza for your…

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Water Writes Halftime BBQ & Report Back

Come out n Celebrate the Completion of 5 of the 10 Water Writes Murals hosted by the Estria Foundation! Muralists who traveled to Hawaii, Palestine, and the Philippines will share their videos, photos, and stories. The MAIA Mural Brigade brought several groups, institutions and projects together including: Break the Silence Mural And Arts Project; the…

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MAIA MURALS Summer 2011

MAIA MURAL PROJECT A Tale of Two Cites goes to Gaza!! To make your tax deductible donation: Causes on Facebook Break the Silence Mural Project (Via our Fiscal Sponsor PEACE DEVELOPMENT FUND) The MAIA MURAL PROJECT will be a series of collaborative murals focusing on environmental justice, specifically water or ‘maia’ in Arabic.  We will…

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Inmigrantes Unidos de Shelton, Shelton WA

Click for Audio Inmigrantes Unidos Mission To unite immigrant community in Shelton,  foster mutual support, and enhance quality of life through education, knowledge, relationships and leadership development. Click here For More Information about YAYA; The Youth and Young Adult Network of the National Farm Worker Ministry! On March 30th 2011, Evergreen YAYAs, along with the…

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PeaceWorks Conference-Solidarity in Action 4/8,9

Pre-Registration Now Open! Click here to reserve your place. The conference includes two days of networking, panels and workshops at The Evergreen State College in Olympia. Panelists will address the current situation in Israel/Palestine, strategies for justice and peace, the growing international campaigns for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and cross-movement building. Local and national…

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Video by Alan Greig-"Confronting the Wall" Wins Palestinian Popular Jury Prize in Stop the Wall Campaign’s Video Competition.

The Video features a mural painted with the Aamer family on the wall that encloses them on four sides, in the West Bank town of Mas’ha. Several years later their daughter, Asia, began art school, and is a participant in the Oly-Rafah Mural. Asia Aamer’s image in the mural. The Itisapartheid www.itisapartheid.org  Collective and Stop…

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Sama sama/Together

Sama-sama/Together Collaboration Apotik Komik, Yogyakarta, Indonesia and members of Clarion Alley Mural Project, SF CA conceived/directed Megan Wilson http://www.meganwilson.com/related/Curatorial/Sama-sama.php Yogyakarta Indonesia (2003), catalogue cover The catalogue Sama-sama/Together An International Exchange Project between Yogyakarta-San Francisco is currently available at Intersection for the Arts!! Catalogues are $30/each and all proceeds are going towards earthquake relief for the…

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Fertile Ground Community Center and Guesthouse

Fertile Ground Community Center and Guesthouse ~ 311 9th Ave SE ~ Olympia, WA 98501 ~ 360.352.2428 curator@fertileground.org http://fertileground.org Since 2005, we’ve been serving the Olympia community as a non-profit. We exist to demonstrate sustainable technology and provide meeting space for creation, education and celebration. Our mission is to provide access to resources that enhance…

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Audio Mural Key Download- Hear the Mural Speak: Dial 360.252.9779 and enter extention #

AUDIO PROGRAM UNDER CONSTRUCTION Click on Image to enlarge and print Live Audio Files on Extension Numbers: 050- Black Student union 068– Baladna and DAM 021- KOWA                                                 069– Break the Silence 031- Books to Prisoners 076- Anarchists against the wall 037– Pastors for Peace 077- Gail Trembly 051– POWER 080- Ibdaa…

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A Tale Of Two Cities~Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project

The Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project, co-produced by Break the Silence Mural and Arts Project and the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, was made possible by  the collective effort of more than150 groups and individuals–from local to global, from Olympia, Washington to Rafah, Palestine, from Turtle Island to Latin America to Sri Lanka and…

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Palestine Youth Center and Majed Shala, Gaza

MAJED SHALA http://www.artwfg.ps/cv.php?id_artist=3&op=index Born in 1960 in Gaza, Shala graduated with a Master of Arts from Scranton University, USA in 2001. Shala’s work has been shown in a number of solo exhibitions, including Suwar min Gaza, in Beirut, Lebanon (2004) and Gaza Hanin il Makan, at the Arts and Crafts village in Gaza (2003). Between…

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Handala, Naji Al Ali, Palestine

Naji Al-Ali on Handala “The child Handala is my signature, everyone asks me about him wherever I go. I gave birth to this child in the Gulf and I presented him to the people. His name is Handala and he has promised the people that he will remain true to himself. I drew him as…

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Project Souarna, Wehdat Refugee Camp, Amman, Jordan

http://projectsouarna.wordpress.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Project-Souarna-mshrw-suarna/119269821417389 Project Souarna (Soo-War-Na) = Our Photos Project Souarna is a photography program designed to foster youth leadership and creativity. We conduct workshops for displaced youth living in and near al Wehdat refugee camp in Amman, Jordan. Background: The U.S. media continually portrays Arabs in the Middle East through one lens; therefore Project…

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Chito, Chiapas, Mexico

Chito, artist from Chiapas, Mexico Film:  “Zapatistas” by Big Noise Productions Produced/Directed: Benjamin Eichert, Richard Rowley, State Sandberg Editors: Media Boutique Narrators: Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah, Geronimo Pratt, Mumia Abu-Jamal January1, 1994. The day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) comes into effect. A few minutes after midnight in Southeastern Mexico,several thousand Mayan…

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Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, West Bank, Palestine

http://ncm.birzeit.edu/new/page.php Background In 1990 five Palestinian musicians and music teachers conducted a study on the status of music in Palestine. They concluded that there is an urgent need to establish a music school and to fill the huge gap in music education in the Palestinian society.  It took the pioneering group three years of work…

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