Meet us at the heart of the Fred Hutchson Cancer Center campus to celebrate the unveiling of the third installation of the Public Art & Community Dialogue Program by Saiyare Refaei.
Join us for the unveiling of the third installation of the Public Art & Community Dialogue Program, sponsored by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Core.
This work by artist Saiyare Refaei represents our commitment to inclusion, solidarity and connection with the Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community.
This event is indoors and free to the public. Light refreshments will be available.
Can't make it to the event? Tune in to the livestream on Facebook:
1100 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
My name is Saiyare Refaei (they/them/she/her) and I am a Chinese Iranian artist based on the traditional lands of the Puyallup and Coast Salish peoples referred to as Tacoma, Washington. My favorite mediums include community murals, printmaking, drawings, and poetry. I strive to utilize art as a means of community building, education, and healing.
In 2020, I 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 my work at justseeds.org/artist/saiyarerefaei/ or @_saikick_ on Instagram.
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.
The DEI Core introduced 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. Refaei, a Chinese Iranian artist, and moderator Joe Ungco engaged selected panelists Jennifer Joy, Byron Yee, and Geetha Beauchamp as they share their lived experiences, reflections, culture, and aspirations for the Asian, Asian-American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
Sponsored by the DEI Core, the Public Art & Community Dialogue Program, provided an opportunity for our selected artists to connect with representatives from Fred Hutch to inform their final commissioned work and future community initiatives. Saiyare Refaei, who will create art for the Asian, Asian-American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, and facilitator Tiffany Go engaged selected panelists Hanako Osuga, Kaela Salivio-Bird, Nicole-Ann Rodis, and Dr. April Kaur Randhawa as they share their lived experiences, reflections, and aspirations for the Asian, Asian-American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
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.