Public Art Unveiling Ceremony

Public Art Unveiling Ceremony

Meet us at the heart of the Fred Hutch campus to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day and the unveiling of the second installation of the Public Art & Community Dialogue Program by Roger Fernandes.

Join us for a celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day and the unveiling of the second installation of the Public Art & Community Dialogue Program, sponsored by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Core. 

This work by artist Roger Fernandes represents our commitment to inclusion, solidarity and connection with the Indigenous community.

This event is outdoors and free to the public. Light refreshments will be available.

Not able to attend in person? Join our public livestream

Monday, October 10, 2022
Start Time:
12 p.m. PDT
Fred Hutch Campus, Vessel Traffic Circle

1100 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109


Roger Fernandes

Public Art & Community Dialogue Artist

Roger Fernandes is a Native American artist and storyteller whose work focuses on the art and legends of the Coast Salish tribes of western Washington. He is an enrolled member of the Lower Elwha S’Klallam Tribe, has a B.A. in Native American Studies from The Evergreen State College and a Masters Degree in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University.

"As a storyteller I help the audience see the meaning of storytelling in their modern lives and as an artist I strive to have them use this gift to enhance communication and learning."

Storytelling Circles

Stories sustain communities, validate experiences, and connect us to one another. We invite you to watch and reflect on our previously recorded Storytelling Circles in preparation for the public art unveiling.

Featuring Roger Fernandes

Fred Hutch employees and the broader community are invited to engage in a storytelling circle, led by Public Art and Community Dialogue Artist, Roger Fernandes. In this two-way interaction between the listener and the storyteller, we encourage viewers to use this time for personal reflection and connection.

Featuring Fern Naomi Renville

Telling and retelling play a crucial role in imparting knowledge, history, values, wisdom and life lessons within the Indigenous community. Fern Naomi Renville, a Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota, Omaha, and Seneca-Cayuga storyteller, engages listeners in this communal activity and opportunity to learn through the passing on of stories. 

About the Public Art & Community Dialogue Program

Led by the Fred Hutch DEI Core, 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 will foster ongoing dialogues with marginalized and oppressed communities to 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, October 10, 2022