Public Art & Community Dialogue Series

Solidarity in Diaspora: Aspirations, Culture & Building Community

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.

Date:
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Start Time:
12 p.m. PST
Location:
Virtual

Featuring

photograph of Saiyare Refaei

Saiyare Refaei

Artist, Fred Hutch Public Art & Community Dialogue Program

Saiyare Refaei (they/them/she/her) is a Chinese Iranian artist based on the traditional lands of the Puyallup and Coast Salish peoples referred to as Tacoma, Washington. Their favorite mediums include community murals, printmaking, drawings, and poetry. Saiyare strives to utilize art as a means of community building, education, and healing.

In 2020, Saiyare became a member of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, a transnational decentralized network of artists committed to social, environmental, and political engagement. You can find more of their work at justseeds.org/artist/saiyarerefaei/ or @_saikick_  on Instagram.

Photo by Tess Matsukawa

photograph of Saiyare Refaei

Tiffany Go

Panel Moderator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Tiffany Go is the Health Equity Program Manager at Fred Hutch Cancer Center, focused on identifying and addressing healthcare disparities in patient care.

She was previously co-chair of legacy Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. Her career and community volunteerism have centered on serving marginalized communities with a health equity lens.

Tiffany earned a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and Rehabilitation at Western Washington University and a Master in Public Administration from Seattle University. Tiffany serves on the United Way King County Emerging Leaders 365 Committee and lives in Federal Way, WA.

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About the Public Art & Community Dialogue Program

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.

Last Modified, November 23, 2022