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    Mural Celebrates Diversity At BHS
    Posted on 11/15/2019
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    Mural Celebrates Diversity At BHS

    "It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." ~ Audre Lorde

    When you come through the north doors to Ballard High, make sure to look up at the new mural stretching across the upper east wall. Ballard students were inspired to create the mural that embraces and celebrates diversity within our school. The mural came about from BHS Race and Equity meetings during the 2018-19 school year.

    Students expressed that one way to cultivate a welcoming environment is through art on our school walls. They suggested that a mural project could celebrate and honor the diverse Ballard HS community. From this initial idea, the project progressed, and students and staff then proposed a grant request to the PTSA to obtain the needed funding. With funding in place, Urban Artworks was contracted to work with students by providing a collaborating artist, Mari Shibuya to facilitate the design and creation of the mural. The mural was painted over four days last summer in a massive group effort that included students, teachers, Urban Artworks artists, and community members. The hope for the mural is that it inspires curiosity and celebration of the rich cultural history of our community. 

    "Great message and beautiful images featured throughout and it even features a Beaver alum (Silme Domingo)!" ~ Principal Keven Wynkoop

     Full Panel Mural with drawings

     Students and staff painting mural panels outside Ballard HS building  Staff installing muralMural on the wall at BHS

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