Photo: Shiyam Galyon

Samia writes:”I recently graduated from Western Washington University, where I helped reform WWU Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER) in 2017. During my time with SUPER, we planned campus-wide educational, creative, and fundraising events for Palestine. I graduated in March 2020 with a BA in History and dual concentration in Middle East and Latin American history. I’m excited to be working on the mural project this year. Having grown up in Olympia, in and around the mural project and RCF for most of my life, it is very dear to me. I also have ties to local teachers and youth, which I hope will serve ORSMP well and strengthen our community involvement. Though my long-time exposure to the mural has already given me a lot of great background, there’s a lot of things I still need to learn, and I’m grateful to all of you and the community for helping me.