Saturday, July 30, 10AM

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The Black Lives Matter Mural Project-Tacoma celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout history, drawing on Tacoma’s history and imagined futures.

The project is being implemented through a partnership between the City’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality, the Human Rights Commission, and the Tacoma Art Museum.

Artists Dionne Bonner, Kenya Adams, Gwen Jones, Charles Taylor, and Breeze are implementing the mural at Tollefsen Plaza (1548 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402) this summer.

We have a variety of volunteer tasks throughout the next few weeks, and would love to have you join us to ensure the project is a success. Volunteers will help to ensure a physical presence onsite, show solidarity with the BLM movement, and answer questions from members of the public so that the artists are able to work efficiently.

Note that Tollefson Plaza is an accessible site and any roles which may require the ability to lift/carry/maneuver heavy or awkward items or to climb stairs are marked with a double asterisk**

Volunteer roles are as follows:
· Photography: Take photos of the work in action so we have consistent documentation of the project. We can’t provide a camera, but phone photos are great! Please share photos with after your shift.
· Painting Help**: Assist the artists in helping mix paint, clean brushes, and set up/clean up on painting days depending on the time.
· Information Table: Pass out flyers & posters, give away items, and answer general questions about the project.

If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer, please use this sign up form link. We deeply value and appreciate the effort, care, and life volunteers bring to these projects! Let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the opportunity to support this incredible mural project.

BLM Mural Project Team

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