Why Art + Culture?

Art is essential to bettering our lives and our world. Until We Are All Free begins with culture and roots our work in the values and long histories of our communities. Together, art and culture have the power to build and transform relationships and to bring about justice and liberation.

We believe that sharing art and stories about our own experiences of migration and racism in new and creative ways helps to shift narratives in the wider public. By seeing people and situations from new angles — including our opponents, our allies, and ourselves — we can face our own biases and prejudices, address anti-Blackness in society and our movements, define what alternatives to incarceration truly look like, and envision the most inclusive paths to getting there.

Creativity is a process of thinking, feeling, and most importantly doing. We invite you to share these resources online, and come together in person to make change now.

Download our toolkits

 

RACIAL JUSTICE
ART & STORY SESSIONS

Our curriculum includes art-based activities to encourage introspection, imagination, and visionary solutions to address anti-Black racism and stand with immigrants and refugees. The guide leads participants through questions about how these issues intersect with their own stories.  It’s designed to engage young people and adults, and is great for your circle of friends, book clubs, youth ministries, parent groups, community organizations, and more.
(Translations to come!)
 

Stencil + Banner Toolkit

Inspiring, positive, and compelling visuals are key to any successful movement or campaign. From worker justice to racial justice to immigrant and refugee rights, our art kit includes over a dozen free templates and step-by-step videos that take you through making stencils and banners using affordable supplies.

 

Commissioned Works

We commissioned new art works from some of our favorite artists — Crystal Clarity, Francis Mead, Mar Pascual, Favianna Rodriguez, and Jess X Snow — to launch Until We Are All Free. Please download, share (and be sure to credit the artists), or buy a print to support our work!

#UntilWeAreAllFree

We’d love to see these resources in action!  Please share your own images and ideas on social media using the hashtag #UntilWeAreAllFree.  If you have questions or suggestions on how to improve these resources, don’t hesitate to contact us via email: info@culturestrike.org.

Plus, check out some photos from our journey thus far:

Gallery photos by Jesús Iñiguez and Jess Cook.

Recommended RESOURCES

Want to take a deeper dive?  Check out some of the writing, videos, and even a music playlist that’s inspired our work so far: