I'm grateful to be part of this street safety poster series, organized by Monica Trinidad. My design was created in collaboration with Axis Lab Chicago and highlights the #FoodNotCops mutual aid* project in the Argyle corridor.
From Monica Trinidad: "In conjunction with the National Week of Mourning and Signs, Shrines, Collages, and a Mixtape: A Remote COVID Vigil in Chicago, I collaborated with 5 artists and 5 organizations to curate a series of posters highlighting what it means to “keep each other safe” in the streets. As our week of mourning is coming to an end, I am reminded of my friend Mariame Kaba’s words to me when planning an exhibition on 100 years of police violence in Chicago a few years ago. How will you move people to action after they experience art that will no doubt fill them with anger, sadness, and grief? There is no doubt there will be more losses. How do you give people tangible actions to make a difference in that weight of loss?
In collaboration with Love & Protect, Street Youth Rise Up, Lifted Voices, Axis Lab, and TM Productions, and with the artistic support of Asha Edwards, Grae Rosa, Peregrine Bermas, Nicole Trinidad, Molly Costello, and myself, here are 6 ways we can keep each other safe in the streets during COVID and beyond."
Read the rest of the blog post, see the series and download posters through JustSeeds.
*For more information about mutual aid, check out this video and accompanying resource list by Big Door Brigade!