Video and Plaque are ready to be shared!

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Hi everyone!

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:

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:

Allison Roberts

Bahram Refaei and Sandy Soohoo-Refaei

Bill and Roxy Giddings

David Brook

Ericka Michal

Jenny Taylor

Jody Horn

Joel Zylstra

Kathy Moisio

Miles Sand & Gravel Co

Nick Lorax

Sonja Ruud

Steve Smith

Teresa Swick Hansen

Tom and Patty Krise

Tracy Pitt

And lastly, we would like to send additional thanks to the following supporters:

Associated Students of Pacific Lutheran University

Craig Olson and TopCo Painting

Dakota Murray

Discover Parkland

Garfield Street Businesses


Franklin-Pierce Youth First Coalition

Hobby Lobby

Iketcha Sign and Design

Jp Avila

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


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