You Have Rights
This piece was commissioned by the Immigrant Defense Project, based in New York City, and was placed inside migrant detention centers. The piece was designed to encourage migrants to speak to their lawyers about their rights.
You can find this and more art on my online art store.
On October 5, communities across the country will bring families into the streets to press for dignity and respect for immigrant families. On October 8 at 12:30pm, tens of thousands will gather on the National Mall at 10th Street to celebrate Camino Americano: the Concert for Immigrant Dignity and Respect before marching to the U.S. Capitol to send a message to the House of Representatives: Get Immigration Reform Done; and Get it Done Now. For our families, for our communities, for our country.
Join CultureStrike as we leverage the power of ART and CULTURE to shine light on the growing movement for migrant rights. Migrant communities cannot wait any longer. Not one more family should be torn apart by these senseless practices.
As you prepare to take to the streets on October 5th, use the how-to guide, templates and video provided below to create fun, colorful and eye-catching visuals and signage that will help us send a united message across the nation – Keep Families Together.
After you make art, please take a picture showing off your creations and upload them to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the tag: #art4
Let’s build a public gallery of community-made art.
Links to Download Oct 5 Art Below
* Oct 5 National Day of Dignity Art Templates *
* How To Guide to Creating Stencil Art/Posters *
Listen to my talk on Cultural Organizing at the National Conference for Media Reform. The panel also feature Jeff Chang and you can listen to the entire discussion here.
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!!
Please SHARE this image to help spread the Migration is Beautiful message! http://migrationisbeautiful.com/
Art by Ray Hernandez
WORK connects us all. LABOR connects us all
Celebrate May Day by celebrating workers, demanding citizenship for all 11 million and an end to the deportations.
I developed this piece for the AFL-CIO. Yesterday, Richard Trumpka, AFL-CIO President said, “We know that there will be a roadmap to citizenship soon, but not soon enough for hundreds of thousands of hard working people and immigrant communities. We call on the administration to cease deportations of people who will soon be eligible for a long overdue roadmap to citizenship so the legislative process can proceed without prolonging the crisis. That is the sensible and humane thing to do. When a war is about to end, it makes sense to reach a cease-fire rather than extend the suffering needlessly.”