An AAANHPI Panel Discussion with Saiyare Refaei, a Fred Hutch Public Art and Community Dialogue artist.
Join our selected artist, Saiyare Refaei, who will create art for the Asian, Asian-American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, as part of the Public Art & Community Dialogue Program, sponsored by the DEI Core.
Refaei and panelists will reflect on the ways art can be a means of community building, education, and healing within the Asian, Asian-American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. Our discussion will further deepen Fred Hutch’s connection to the community and drive an internal and external movement toward greater justice in healthcare and research.
Led by the Fred Hutch Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the Public Art and Community Dialogue program provides an opportunity for employees and the broader community to be in dialogue about community solidarity and our pursuit of equity in research and healthcare. This program fosters ongoing dialogues with marginalized and oppressed communities that inform our commitment to inclusion, and how we represent that commitment in visual form.
Selected artists from underrepresented and minoritized communities will develop public art expressions for Fred Hutch banners and flags that will be informed by these dialogues. These images will reflect the themes, emotions, expressions, history, culture, and aspirations of the affinity communities and the commitments of Fred Hutch to deepen our anti-racist and inclusive efforts in scientific excellence.