#safetyis freedom cities 2017
#safetyis FREEDOM CITIES. For the second year I have been invited to produce a design that reflects how safety and literation is expressed and lived in our communities. In this latest piece we see a public demonstration happening in gentrified San Francisco where community members are addressing the many issues that continue to create unsafe cities to live and thrive in. Last year I depicted a typical victorian SF house as a symbol of safety. At the forefront of that image was a person's hand holding a key to represent access to the house as a permanent resident. This year, safety has been taken out to the streets where people from diverse backgrounds make up the community and are able to come together in public to express themselves on the issues that affect us the most without encountering police repression. Freedom Cities was inspired by freedomcities.org an organization led by Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, BAJI, & ENLACE which is a movement for safe, healthy and thriving neighborhoods and local communities. The vision believes in creating the world we want to see where Black/Brown folks make a better way by protecting the most vulnerable and demanding freedom for all beyond just as sanctuary. In this new work of art we demand affordable housing and require affordable healthcare where reproductive rights are respected. The root of our resistance is centered in all black lives. As indigenous folks we demand clean water 4 everyone and call for justice in police killings of our brothers like Luis Gongora Pat. We resist the Trump presidency and reject all policies that discriminate, incarcerate, deport ,and continue to create unsafe conditions for marginalized people living in this country. For more information about Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the #safetyis campaign go to NOSL.US and look our for your local Night Out for Safety and Liberation events happening near your area.