Saturday, June 9, 2018

ForFreedoms - Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations. How about helping artists communicate these pro-social messages? Only $10.00.
From the New York Times on June 3, 2018
This fall, thousands of billboard and lawn signs will be erected all over the country in advance of the midterms, bearing names of politicians up for election. But a new campaign by the organization For Freedoms aims to use those tools not to promote specific candidates but to galvanize debate and political participation through art. The organization has enlisted artists like Sam Durant, Theaster Gates and Marilyn Minter to create public artwork and lead town halls as part of a $1.5 million-dollar campaign.

“We are hoping to bring art to the center of public life in the lead-up to the midterms, which is where we think art should belong,” Eric Gottesman, one of the organization’s founders, said in a phone interview.
A central aspect of the effort, called the 50 State Initiative, will be a fund-raising campaign to put up billboards across the country starting in September. Fifty-two Kickstarter campaigns will seek to raise $3,000 per state plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Editor's note:
This is a great Kickstarter campaign and I have supported the billboard in New York. Will you consider supporting a billboard in a state of your choice?

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