State’s First Latinx Museum Opens

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Information from Gov. Jay Inslee’s Press updates, E-news edition 54, Oct. 25, 2019:

Gov. Jay Inslee honored the contributions of the Latinx community Thursday in Seattle when he spoke at the grand opening of the only Latinx history museum in the state.

The first-of-its-kind Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture chronicles the history and voice of the Latino/a and Chicano/a culture, starting in Washington with a post-World War II timeline.

“Today, we hear the often silenced voices of the past sound out in a place dedicated to who they are and what they contributed,” Inslee said. “As we hear these voices rise up in these hallowed halls, we know we will never be the same.”

He shared stories about farm workers in the Yakima Valley and the five judges he has appointed to the Superior Court, illustrating that the Latinx experience is not a single story and that each story is unique.

The governor recently signed bills that honor and celebrate contributions from labor and civil rights leaders Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta.

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