I made this card for the Papa’s Day art project thinking of my father. I chose to depict elephants in this image because I wanted to honor the fact that many living beings have a father in their life. The elephants in particular are very loving with each other, and show affection like humans do.
This image represents a journey which so many of our fathers make. My father made a long journey from Peru because he believed that he would have a better life in this country. His story of migration reminds me that many living things move, it is part of our DNA and a natural part of life.
My father taught me to be strong, to reject patriarchy, and to be myself. He is unconventional in so many ways, and I reflect his counter-culture spirit. I have a great relationship with him, and he is my biggest art far.
Papa, Te Quiero Mucho.
(You can see my e-card, along with many other Papas Day cards at their web site.)
This Wednesday June 12th, I’m going to be at El Centro in Kansas City. We’re gonna be making beautiful art work, but we need folks to RSVP so we can have enough materials for everyone. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, the National Education Association is launching their campaign “Dreamers Welcome.” They’re asking community to share my newest Butter Fly design.
The inspiration for this design was to stand in solidarity with dreamers and for them to know that there is a community of people who care and stand with them. Their story is a beautiful and positive story, of resiliency of the human spirit.
And starting today, NEA is hosting a national call-in day (1-866-632-6057) to encourage educators and others to call their senators and encourage them to support DREAMers, their families and the comprehensive bill. Please share this image with all of your friends and family !!
Fedoras4Fairness is a project of We Belong Together (@womenbelong), a national campaign to demand common sense immigration reform that treats women and families fairly.
More than half of all immigrants are women. Though we all wear many hats; we speak with one voice for immigration reform that makes sure women and all families are fully included in the road to citizenship.
Bay Area family, check out this Butterfly Art Workshop at Plaza de la Raza going down on Saturday June 15th. It’s in conjunction with the current exhibition on display “Empujando Tinta.” Please RSVP for the workshop by emailing Julio Salgado: email@example.com
"The migrant rights movement is rich with artists and producers who are producing culture that reach audiences beyond the bounds of what community organizing and policy-based organizing can do. Visual artists, designers, coders, rappers, emcees, street artists, musicians, poets and performers are increasingly working together to form a cultural front that speaks out for a fair and just immigration policy. From theater productions to creative online apps to the use of the monarch butterfly symbol, art is a powerful and undeniable tool in the migrant struggle. Come hear how organizers and artists are employing cultural strategy and online tools to activate innovative art that shifts hearts and minds around immigration. We will discuss case studies and successful models of cultural organizing and cultural strategy."
This poster intends to educate youth of color about local food production and urban farming, while encouraging people living in urban communities to reclaim vacant lots for producing their own food.
At a time when the dominant messages around food encourage us to eat “fast” and “cheap,” positive and alternative messages are of major importance in changing our diets and making statement about the world we seek to create. To see this poster and many others at my website Favianna.com
A piece I created in collaboration with Strong Families for Mamas Day. You can also send yo mama an e-card featuring art from myself and numerous other artist participating in this initiative. We must continue together working to ensure every person has the rights, recognition and resources to thrive
More than a 100 Artists, Musicians, Writers, Filmmakers, Comedians, Producers, and Performers are Calling on President Obama and Congress to Pass Just and Humane Immigration Reform!
Members of the creative community who are speaking out for humane reform include Russell Banks, W. Kamau Bell, Ross Bleckner, Margaret Cho, Teju Cole, Chuck D, Rosario Dawson, Zack De La Rocha, Junot Díaz, Abigail E. Disney, Dave Eggers, Shepard Fairey, Eric Fischl, John Leguizamo, Yo-Yo Ma, Mira Nair, Robert Redford, R.E.M., The Roots, Sarah Silverman, Jose Antonio Vargas, Colson Whitehead, and many more!!