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Posts published by “Desdra Dawning”

It is more than a piece of art

It’s a part of the community that can bring people together The Olympia-Rafah Mural is more than a big, pretty tree on the side of a building in downtown Olympia, Washington. Much more. Each leaf on that huge olive tree was created for an organization or individual to speak out…

Critters of the Procession of the Species Have Their Say

For the past 18 years at the Olympia Procession of the Species, we animals have been silent witness to the joyful exuberance of our human counterparts.  So very many of you—of all ages—have come together in playful abundance, animating the Community Studios, up to your elbows in multi-colored batik dyes,…

Preparing for the 2013 Procession of the Species

  The Procession of the Species, a yearly, dearly-loved event that happens in tandem with Earth Day and Arts Walk, has many supporters in the Olympia community. At The Evergreen State College, educators Cynthia Kennedy and Terry Setter are integrating it into their class, Awakening the Dreamer. They recently asked…

CORRECTION: The Truth About GMO’s

  I would like to apologize to Works In Progress readers for an incorrect statement I made in the article “The Truth About GMOs”, published in the February online version of WiP. In my list of what we know about GMO’s I made the following statement: “The USDA Organic label ensures that the…

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