Archive for October, 2019

Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb

The 200th anniversary of the Birth of the Báb was joyfully observed on the east side of Tacoma the evening of Saturday, October 26th, at the new Eastside Community Center. About 85 persons attended, including about 50 friends of the Faith, largely from the east side. This included children and junior youth who have been involved in our classes and activities, as well as their families. The evening included presentations by the junior youth and children, other presentations, and music. This is also our tenth anniversary of involvement in this community with our core activities: study circles, youth and junior youth activities, and children’s classes.

Paint the Change

Paint the Change is a global street art project for social justice.  The Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Tacoma collaborated with local artist Tiffanny Hammonds, who rendered this design on the side of the Family Investment Center building at 1724 East 44th Street, a space that Bahá’ís have used for many years. Type “Paint the Change” into your browser and get the website dedicated to this service, and then hit the “Education is Not a Crime” link at the top of the home page, where you will see examples of art from around the world. This cause originated as a protest against the Iranian government for its denial to Bahá’ís of the right to higher education. Our big Thank You! to the many people who contributed to help make this possible.

A Legacy of Art and Love – Walter Palmore

Walter Palmore was a Bahá’í from Chicago who moved to Tacoma about 1999. He was a familiar and welcome participant in community activities for many years. Walter was a gifted artist. He played the flute and he painted. Painting was a passion with him and an expression of his love. We are pleased to share several photographs of his paintings, as well as some photos of Walter. Walter passed from this world in December 2018. Photos are courtesy of Bonita and George Dannells.

Dizzy Gillespie