S Jackson St & 16th Ave S Central District
Sun., April 30, 1-4 p.m. 2017
Recommended by Amber Cortes
There’s a new public art mural on the block – (on the corner of Jackson and 16th, specifically) - and, just in time for May Day, the piece presents bold, colorful scenes that tell the story of working people’s struggles for economic and social justice across the state. It took two days to install the huge panels depicting scenes from the region’s storied labor rights history – some well-known, like Seattle’s General Strike of 1919, the Everett and Centralia Massacres, 1999’s WTO protests, and the Japanese detainment. But other scenes in the mural capture a hidden history, too, including stories of farmworkers, migrant organizing, the Chinese expulsion, and more.
Seattle, WA 98144