“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.” – Paulo Freire  The Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project aims to make visible the connections between the struggle for self-determination in Palestine, and the struggle for self-determination in our communities. The recent shooting of [...]

In April, the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project held a two-day Social Justice Bloc Party, as part of the city wide Arts Walk events in collaboration with the Rachel Corrie Foundation. Our work strengthened relationships with local participating mural organizations, engaged participatory art making, brought new people to the mural and showcased a thematic visual art [...]

The Oakland Palestine Solidarity held two dynamic events and exhibits through our Off the Wall  series. In partnership with AROC and NorCal Friends of Sabeel we celebrated struggle at Revolution is Love on Valentine’s day. We heard the powerful voices of Young Gifted & Black, Adhamh Roland, Chris Kazaleh, and Lubna Morrar. This celebration of resistance [...]

Posted by Fred Alvarado Abu Fadi jokes around as we shuffle through the passage ways and streets of the camp. We move from one space to another. We eat with families and chat with youth.  Abu Fadi understands English. He listens and responds patiently as we ask questions. He is one of the elders at [...]


We’re headed to Lebanon to paint at Bourj el-Shamali Refugee Camp just outside of Tyre. We will paint community murals to  commemorate a 1982 massacre that is largely unknown. Thank you to all of those who donated to our Indiegogo Campaign to support Maia Mural Brigade Phase 2 #Water4Gaza James Pultz Tami & Tony [...]


A CALL TO ART/ACTION: JOIN #WATER4GAZA CAMPAIGN & GLOBAL MOVEMENT FOR CLEAN WATER Become a Water Warrior! Be a part of an International Multi Media Art/Activism Project in Gaza City! We need to raise $600 a day until August 14th to meet our goals for materials and media production! Donate at: Help spread the [...]

Mural at Al-Shati Refugee Camp, Gaza Strip, MAIA Mural Brigade SEE ALL THE MURALS AND MORE AT Al-Shati was established in 1948 for about 23,000 Palestinians fleeing the cities of Jaffa, Lod and Beersheba as well as surrounding villages. CLICK IMAGE TO SEE FLICKR PHOTO STREAM

To Gaza with Love

Painting with Local Artists at the Shati Refugee Camp in Gaza City Gaza City, Palestine—-As the news of the Flotilla and “Flytilla” bring messages of solidarity to Gaza through the twittersphere I sit overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, almost lying in wait. I’m not the only one. I’m here as part of an artist collective called [...]

Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project 4000 Square Feet of Multi-Media International Solidarity 300 Participants From Across Movements and Continents Corner of State and Capital Streets, on historic Labor Temple Builing, Olympia WA, USA To Hear the Mural Talk go to

The Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project is an inter-disciplinary, interactive, multi-site public art project centered around the theme of building solidarity between people on a global scale. Inspired in part by the life of Rachel Corrie, the mural is a memorial to her and the many hundreds of thousands of other lives lost in the quest for [...]

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