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Joe Hedges, foundation co-founder and WSU Department of Fine Arts assistant professor, said he hopes they will be able to have the Black Lives Matter mural finished by the end of summer.

Black Lives Matter mural hits a wall, then overcomes it

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter June 7, 2021

The Pullman Arts Foundation had three requirements for their publicly-funded Black Lives Matter mural: be located in downtown Pullman, be painted on concrete or brick and it must have the words “Black...

During public comment, local business owner Rob Ndambuki shared his experiences with racism in Pullman.

‘End Racism Now’ mural back at square one

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor February 24, 2021

The Pullman City Council voted 5 to 2 to approve restarting the submission process for the “End Racism Now” mural with clearer requirements for artists. Joanna Bailey, Pullman Arts Commission chair,...

The Pullman Arts Commission will recommend the “End Racism Now Black Lives Matter” mural with the rainbow background to the City Council on Feb. 23.

Pullman Arts Commission paints history with “End Racism Now” mural

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor February 10, 2021

The Pullman Arts Commission chose a mural design to recommend to the Pullman City Council for the “End Racism Now” project that will be painted in town later this year. Joanna Bailey, Neill Public...

Submissions for the End Racism Now mural are posted on the Pullman Arts Commission Facebook page for the public to view and vote on.

Pullman Arts Commission seeks input on End Racism Now mural

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor January 27, 2021

The Pullman Arts Commission met Tuesday to discuss submissions for the End Racism Now mural. The mural submissions are posted on the PAC Facebook page for the public to view and vote on, said Lori Lewis,...

When talking about protests, Activist Bree Newsome Bass says if someone is concerned about the issue, then a truly peaceful protest would not incite violence.

Activist wants police funds resourced to social programming, housing

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor January 22, 2021

WSU’s Martin Luther King Jr. and Common Reading programs hosted an event Thursday, featuring a well-known activist.  Activist Bree Newsome Bass said she grew up in a diverse area of Columbia,...

The art pieces displayed in fall 2021 will be different mediums, including ceramics, sculptures, drawings, digital media and photography.

WSU Museum of Art awards $2,500 to 20 Washington artists

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter December 8, 2020

The WSU Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art awarded 20 artists $2,500 each for their artwork depicting social justice and systemic racism. Artists in Washington were allowed to submit artwork expressing...

The mural design will depend on the artist chosen and the submissions received by the commission.

Pullman Arts Commission searches for mural artist

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor December 1, 2020

The Pullman Arts Commission started a search for an artist to design a 120-by-7.5 foot mural with the theme: End Racism Now. The commission will choose an artist through a selection process, but Pullman...

It is important to think about other people's situations and perspectives when trying to understand racism, said Dr. Marie Theard, medical director of neuroanesthesia at Oregon Health and Science University.

Speakers discuss how to fight racism

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter October 30, 2020

Speakers discussed fighting racism through education and seeing the world through different perspectives in an event hosted by WSU Tri-Cities on Oct. 29. It is important to have conversations about...

KHQ news producer said reporters must be mindful of word choice when writing about the Black Lives Matter movement.

Alumni discuss BLM protest coverage

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter October 29, 2020

Recent Edward R. Murrow College of Communication graduates discussed their experiences reporting on the Black Lives Matter movement during a speaker series on Wednesday. It is white people's responsibility...

“Black disabled people have always been around,” said Leroy Moore, activist and founder of Krip-Hop Nation.

Activist talks about impact Black people with disabilities have on music, art during virtual event

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter October 15, 2020

Black people with disabilities have been discriminated against long before the days of slavery. Slaves were sold individually, unless they had a physical restriction, like a severed arm, said Leroy...

Committee Chair Jeri Harris said local artists are encouraged to participate in installing the mural.

Arts committee decides to put Black Lives Matter mural on Paradise, Spring streets

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2020

The Pullman Arts Commission decided to implement a Black Lives Matter mural on the corner of Paradise and Spring Streets, which will cost anywhere from $1,000-3,000. The commission discussed several possibilities...

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins hopes the Black Lives Summit will help determine what the department needs to work on.

Police committee to host open forum discussing policies, community concerns

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief August 28, 2020

The Pullman Police Advisory Committee is organizing a Black Lives Summit in November allowing the community to voice its concerns to the Pullman Police Department. Pullman PD will communicate what its...

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