Join us to celebrate Pride, the LGBTQIA+ communities and the unveiling of the fourth installation of the Public Art & Community Dialogue Program by Ari Campanella.
Join us for the unveiling of the fourth installation of the Public Art & Community Dialogue Program, sponsored by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Core.
This work by artist Ari Campanella represents our commitment to inclusion, solidarity and connection with the LGBTQIA+ communities.
This event is outdoors and free to the public. Light refreshments will be available.
Artist, Fred Hutch Public Art & Community Dialogue Program
I am a queer, non-binary trans woman and mixed media artist based in the Duwamish land currently occupied by the city of Seattle. I draw great inspiration from the inherent complexities of the mundane and the events and materials that shape and color our everyday lives, and strive to use those observations as a means of keeping alive the hopes, dreams, fears, and passions of people in my community who have been forgotten, abandoned, abused, or otherwise have had their voices taken from them.
In the face of constant fear, hate, and threats of extermination, I hope to offer my art as a message to all in my community to know that you are heard, wanted, understood, and, most importantly, loved.
Speaker, Project Coordinator for the HIV Vaccine Trial Network and COVID-19 Prevention Network, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Anders McConachie (he/him) is a Project Coordinator for the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) and the Wyckoff award winning COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Network (CoVPN). He has been in VIDD (Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division) for nearly three years but has been at Fred Hutch for over six years, and he is currently involved with the Hutch’s Administrative Support Core Group (ASCG).
Anders is the Chair of the Fred Hutch Rainbow Employees for Equity (FHREE) Employee Resource Group and has been involved since the groups’ inception. As part of that role, he served on the committee for the Gender-Inclusive and Accessible Spaces Initiative and has worked to make the Hutch more inclusive of Transgender and Nonbinary employees and campus guests.
He has previously served on the Seattle LGBTQ Commission, helped run a small mutual aid organization focused on servicing LGBTQIA+ homeless individuals in the Puget Sound Area, and is currently involved in general mutual aid efforts in North Seattle. His advocacy work began as a child and continued into his adolescence, co-creating his high school’s first GSA in Texas, and assisting running the GSA at Stetson University in Central Florida where he earned a BA in Digital Art with a focus in Sound.
Conversation sustains communities, validate experiences, and connect us to one another. We invite you to watch and reflect on our previously recorded dialogues in preparation for the public art unveiling.
Dr. Joe Ungco engages artist Ari Campanella, Fred Hutch employees and community members in conversation centering LGBTQIA+ communities as they reflect on healing, in/visibility, and moving from surviving to thriving.
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.