Latinos in Highline – Moral Courage opened at the Burien Community Center on October 6, 2016.
This exhibit is more than a simple re-telling of immigration stories in the Highline area. It is inspired by the families who showed the moral courage to establish themselves in Highline; the willingness to face not only physical danger but emotional pain, disapproval, financial insecurity, and uncertainty rather than compromise an ethical principle.
It takes courage and fortitude to be honest at the risk of community rejection or retaliation. It takes backbone to stand tough and provide a loving home for one’s children. This exhibit provides examples of people who have faced obstacles but continued to work at cultivating family values to contribute to their community. We have collaborated on this project with Para Los Niños, a Latino non-profit organization that provides language and resettlement skills for new immigrants in Highline.
Funding provided by Humanities WA , the City of SeaTac and Highline Historical Society. Exhibit design and production provided by Highline Historical Society Trustee Jeff Taylor and Curator of Collections Nancy Salguero McKay, with Lupita Ayon, Executive Director of Para Los Ninos.