Thursday, April 30th 2009
News: Shepard Fairey
Artist Shepard Fairey, in collaboration with One Day As A Lion’s Zack De La Rocha and Producciones Cimarron, created a new set of limited edition posters to draw attention to the pressing need for immigration reform in the United States. Check ‘em out and terrify some conservatives for a good cause.
“The United States was created by immigrants,” Fairey writes,”and now our country needs immigration reform. All the proceeds from these posters go to creating materials for the May Day marches and donations for immigration reform organizations. Thanks for supporting human rights!”
This series of prints designed by Shepard Fairey and Ernesto Yerena originated from photographs taken during the historic 2006 May Day march. All proceeds from sales of the posters go to creating materials for the May Day marches and donations for immigration reform organizations.
Zack had this to say on the cause: “There is nothing criminal about a family’s search for dignified work and housing. There is nothing illegal about the need to alleviate hunger and find peace and security for people in their communities, or find adequate health care. In my mind these are rights that are universal, transnational, and non negotiable. Displaced by corporate globalization and war, the more than 12 million undocumented workers within the US in search of those rights are not only denied the fruits of their labor, but are beaten away from the tree of enormous wealth and services that their sweat has watered for generations.”
“No amount of hate filled rhetoric, unlawful racist detentions, or tear gas can mask these essential truths that were made so clear by the millions workers themselves. People whose courage in the face of repression, and the potential loss of jobs, continue to pour out from the shadows and into the streets. Not only to heroically defend their rights and dignity, but have also revitalized the historical relevance of May Day, in which migrant workers of years past fought and died for the rights of all workers as they helped established the eight hour work day.”
Find out more and help out here. Screenprint Editions will go on sale today (April 30th) at Noon.