Launched in 2015, Until We Are All Free is an unprecedented collaboration between CultureStrike, Mobilize the Immigrant Vote, and Black Alliance for Just Immigration, responding to the call from Black leaders for immigrant and refugee rights advocates to boldly address racial justice and show up for Black lives. In a climate in which more than 200 Black people were killed by law enforcement in the last 6 months of 2015 and 1,100 migrants are deported every day, Until We Are All Free engages art and cultural strategy to build transformational solidarity and envision a more just, compassionate, and free world. With its culture-based approach, Until We Are All Free works with artists across disciplines and leaders across sectors to break down the walls that separate us and challenge the incarceration, deportation, and detention of our communities.

Lifting Up Black Leadership

Until We Are All Free is one response to longstanding calls from Black leaders to center racial justice within migrant and refugee rights organizing. Our work centers racial justice, recognizing that anti-Black we must challenge racism head-on, including in migrant, refugee, and other communities of color.

Creating Culture

Cultural change always comes before political change, and art has the power not only to help us get in touch with our own humanity, but to see it in others as well. Through visual art, poetry, music, performance, and more, Until We Are All Free taps into our emotions, challenges our biases, and articulates our shared values. Creativity opens our hearts and minds — ultimately leading our bodies toward action.

Seizing the Moment

Until We Are All Free offers a boldly artistic vision of what a world free of violence and injustice might look and feel like. We are creating a new story of solidarity, transformation, and freedom; and cultivating public will towards a more inclusive and just society.

Our Partners

CultureStrike is a national organization that empowers artists and social justice movements to dream big, disrupt the status quo, transform public opinion on migration, and envision a truly just world rooted in shared humanity through art. We believe cultural work is key to creating systemic change.

Mobilize the Immigrant Vote (MIV) is a statewide multiracial California alliance building the voting power of low-income immigrant and refugee New American communities of color. We lead with culture to root our equity campaigns and efforts in the collective values and histories of our communities.

Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) educates and engages African American and black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social, and economic justice. With organizing committees in New York, Georgia, California, and Arizona, BAJI offers trainings, partners with faith communities, and initiates vibrant dialogues on racism, migration and globalization.

Our Community

We couldn’t do our work without the thoughtful, heartfelt, and passionate contributions of the many visual artists, activists, writers, movement leaders, musicians, performers, and culture workers advancing racial justice and rights for migrants and refugees.  Meet some of the talented people who have helped us get off the ground:

And a special thanks to our additional contributors and participating organizations.

Contact us

We’d love to know how you’re putting these resources to work!
Send us an email at info@culturestrike.org and don’t forget to tag us on social media using the hashtag #UntilWeAreAllFree!

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Your financial contributions help us develop new resources, fine-tune our strategy, and put them in front of new faces.