Our friends at WABI Burien will be holding a special Walk-n-Talk this Sunday, Feb. 7, in honor of Black History Month.

Black Lives Matter in American History Exhibit
Here in the City of Burien, we are fortunate to have a large exhibit displayed in 11 window fronts around town. The exhibit is based on a detailed timeline of Black History in America, researched and compiled by Nancy Salguero McKay, Director of the Highline Heritage Museum. The walking route starts at the Maverick Apartments (northwest corner), then continues at Merrill Gardens (south and east windows) and finishes at the Museum (north window).

This “Black Lives Matter in American History Exhibit” is comprised of photographs, the timeline spanning several centuries, statements, poetry, signage, cultural materials, sculpture and paintings, textiles and so much more. The exhibit runs from Feb. 5 – April 30.

Walk Details:

    • Time/Date: Sunday Feb. 7, 2021. Meet at 2 p.m.. Start walking at 2:15 p.m. (Rain or shine.)
    • Place: Meet on top of the grassy knoll at Burien Town Square Park. 400 SW 152nd Street (map below).
    • Who: Walkers of every level and ability, including friendly, four-legged friends.
    • Route: We will begin at Town Square Park, walk to The Maverick Apartments, continue to Merrill Gardens, then to Olde Burien and the Highline Heritage Museum, then return to Town Square. (See the map below.)
    • This walk, at about 1 mile, will be shorter in distance than our usual walks. We will linger at each of the 3 exhibit stations for about 15 minutes, allowing everyone to have some time to read the exhibit materials. The walks usually finish by about 3:30.

Suggestions:

    • Cell Phone for reading several QR codes embedded in the exhibit.
    • Umbrella, just in case.

Exhibit Locations:

    • The Maverick Apartments
      15045 5th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166
    • Merrill Gardens Senior Community
      15020 5th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166
    • Highline Heritage Museum
      819 SW 152nd St., Burien, WA 98166

Exhibit Presented by:

    • Highline Heritage Museum

Sponsored by:

    • City of Burien
    • Merrill Gardens
    • The Maverick
    • Miller Creek Associates
    • Alaska Airlines

Participants:

    • African American Writers Alliance
    • Highline High School
    • Choice Black Student Union
    • Evergreen High School
    • Minor Matters
    • Lawtiwa Barber Salon
    • Classic Eats
    • Local Artists
    • Community Members

Special Thanks:

    • UW Museology Program

Local Poet Sissón:
One of the many community members that contributed to this exhibit is monthly-Walk-n-Talker, Burien Arts Commissioner, local poet, J. Gaylloyd Sissón. Three of Gaylloyd’s poems are on display in the exhibit, as well as a QR code that links to his reading of “Micro Plastic” on YouTube.

For further information about the Walk-n-Talk, please contact Maureen at [email protected].

WABI Burien Black History Month Walk-n-Talk will be this Sunday, Feb. 7 1