End Racism Now mural completion to be celebrated today

Mural completed in mid-July, created to help community fight racism, prejudice



The mural is not within viewing distance of Reaney Park, which is where the celebration is held.

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter

The completion of the End Racism Now, Black Lives Matter mural by Jiemei Lin will be celebrated by the community from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at Reaney Park.

Lin, WSU College of Education graphic designer, designed the project to resemble the rolling hills of the Palouse. She hopes it will inspire community members to continue fighting prejudice and racism, according to the Pullman Arts Foundation website.

Over $18,000 was raised and put toward the completion of the mural with a total of 180 donors. Donors were gifted yard signs and stickers based on the amount donated. Yard signs will be available for pick up at the event, according to an event preview

The mural, located in a parking lot by 460 E Main St., was completed on July 14, 2021. Lin worked alongside project manager Joe Hedges and assistant artists Abiola Adekanbi, Sarah Barnett and Mohamed Ismail, according to the website. 

Reaney Park was chosen as the location for the celebration to allow room for social distancing. However, photos and videos of the mural will be available for viewing, according to the preview. The mural is not within viewing distance of Reaney Park. 

More information about the mural can be found here.