We are pleased to share with you photos of the new plaque up on the wall and a short video that talks about our process for the Parkland Community Mural Project. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB8xNugaPsU&feature=youtu.be
You can also find the link on our Facebook page and feel free to share it with your friends.
A big thank you to Patrick Wakefield for producing the video, our directors Carly Brook and Saiyare Refaei and our interviewees: Aida Acevedo, Carly Brook, Casey Bruinsma, Christopher Jordan, Ed Kane, Gunnar Johnston, Joel Zylstra, Jp Avila, Kenji Stoll, Luke Lundgren, Marlene Hayden, Nick and Kelda Lorax, and Saiyare Refaei. Unfortunately we were not able to show anywhere close to all of the footage from the interviews and mural process but they will be saved in the PLU Center for Community Engagement and Services archives.
Thank you again to everyone who attended our community forum last year or who was part of the planning and painting process in any way. We greatly appreciate your energy and efforts to see this project through completion.
Also, a big thank you to our individual donors:
Bahram Refaei and Sandy Soohoo-Refaei
Bill and Roxy Giddings
Miles Sand & Gravel Co
Teresa Swick Hansen
Tom and Patty Krise
And lastly, we would like to send additional thanks to the following supporters:
Associated Students of Pacific Lutheran University
Craig Olson and TopCo Painting
Garfield Street Businesses
Franklin-Pierce Youth First Coalition
Iketcha Sign and Design
Northern Pacific Coffee Company
Parkland Prairie Post
Parkland Safe Streets
Pierce County Arts Commission
PLU Center for Community Engagement and Service
PLU Office of Finance and Operations
PLU Office of the President
PLU Office of Sustainability
PLU University Communications
The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Sparks Grant
Tacoma News Tribune
Our hope is that more projects like this mural will continue to engage citizens of Parkland and Pacific Lutheran University, to unite and build the community up. If you have an idea, do not hesitate to share it. If you need places to share your idea or become more involved, contact the PLU Center for Community Engagement and Service, the Garfield Business Association and the Franklin-Pierce Youth First Coalition. They are all a great starting points!
All the best,
The Parkland Community Mural Project