This digital design was created initially for the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center Public Art & Community Dialogue series. After listening to Asian, Asian Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian identified employees at Fred Hutch, Saiyare created this piece titled “We” as a way to honor and encourage the assets they all bring to Fred Hutch. The image includes a pair of hands holding a bowl of rice over a woven mat surrounded by rays of affirmations based on reframing of phrases the staff members said they wanted in their work environment. You can read more at Featured Artists (fredhutch.org)
October 26, 2022 marks forty days since the death of Mahsa Jina Amini by Iran’s morality police. From all around the country, thousands of people marched to her gravesite despite road blockades. Students in universities across the county and well as refinery workers continue their strikes against the current oppressive regime.