The Mural Speaks

The Olympia Rafah Solidarity Mural Project

Saturday, May 8th 2010

@ The Mural Site, Corner of State & Capitol

In coordination with the People’s Movement Assembly


Evening’s Agenda
6:00pm: Gathering at the Mural
Food & Beverages
DJ Turtledove

7:00pm: Grupo Quetzalcoatl de Olympia!

7:30pm: Live Music
Southern Skies (Olympia)
AudioPharmacy (San Francisco)

8:30pm: The Mural Speaks!

An Introduction to the Mural Audio Components
With Live performances by Project Participants

Books to Prisoners

Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)

Garden Raised Bounty (GRuB)

Gateways for Incarcerated Youth

Indigenous Youth Delegation to Palestine (San Francisco)

Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies)

Inmigrantes Unidos

Movimiento Estudantil Chicano de Azatlan (MEChA)

Olympia Movement for Justice & Peace (OMJP)

Parents Organizing for Welfare & Economic Rights (POWER)


Stonewall Youth

The Rachel Corrie Foundation

The Olympia Rafah Sister City Project


10pm: Possible surprise guests!

This event is free of charge and open to the public! We will be gathering in front of the mural and are looking forward to this being a bridging of communities!

To volunteer please email [email protected]

The Mural Speaks event will be the finale to The People’s Assembly: Collaboration, Networking and Solidarity, a gathering of Olympia’s grassroots organizers to discuss the US Social Forum and other strategies moving forward in the struggle for social justice. For more information, visit

The Olympia Rafah Mural tells a tale of two cities linked through tragedy – Olympia WA and Rafah Palestine and is expected to be the largest public art project highlighting the experiences of the Palestinian people under Israeli occupation. The ultimate goal of the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project (ORSMP) is to use art, culture and technology in innovative ways to increase the strength and visibility of the movement for social justice not only in Palestine and Israel, but also in the U.S. and throughout the world.

The 4,000 square foot mural/interactive project is the collective effort of Olympia locals, as well as over 150 artists, activists and social justice organizations from Olympia to the Bay Area, across the USA to the West Bank and Gaza in Palestine. Viewers can use a cell phone to call and hear a specific artist/group introduce themselves and talk about the meaning of their contributions to the mural. Some artists have included poetry and/or music to add cultural favor to the image and the audio soundscape.

The Olympia-Rafah project has successfully articulated the importance of creating cross-movement partnerships and highlighted the impact of transgressing boundaries. The project continues, and with each completed phase, more fully illuminates and strengthens a shared quest for justice and equality across continents, cultures and causes.

For more information visit

If you’re interested in making a contribution to the mural project join our cause: