Until We Are All Free is a racial justice initiative rooted in arts and culture. Together, Black, migrant, refugee, undocumented, indigenous, queer, and transgender communities are building solidarity by tapping into the power of art and culture to envision and to build a world defined by dignity and self-determination—for all of us. Until We Are All Free disrupts the criminal law and immigration systems that overwhelmingly treat our people as criminals, lock us away, and deport us.

Until We Are All Free is an unprecedented initiative of CultureStrike and Mobilize the Immigrant Vote in partnership with Black Alliance for Just Immigration.

Declaration of Unity

Read the Declaration of Unity — written by writer NoViolet Bulawayo, and available in six languages! — and add your name to our growing list of artists, activists, cultural workers, and community leaders committed to justice for Black migrant and refugee communities:

Calling the border crossers, footsteps mourning lost homelands. Calling beautiful black men, beating hearts stilled by police bullets. Calling incarcerated mothers, milk souring behind bars. Calling the forgotten bodies, seeping sorrow into the Mediterranean. Calling indigenous peoples, displaced in their own lands. Calling produce pickers, lungs ravaged by pesticides. Calling the “alien.” Calling black and brown children being groomed for jail in neglected schools. Calling their brothers, fathers and uncles, choking the throats of greedy prisons. Calling the landscapers, the maids, the cooks, the nannies, living on throbbing feet. Calling the “undocumented.” Calling the oppressed, waiting in vain for justice. Calling murdered transgender sisters, their precious names unsung. Calling the citizens of no nation. Calling the brilliant blood spilled by border agents. Calling the homeless, dreaming of home. Calling disabled communities that are too often forgotten. Calling sweatshop workers drenched in rivers of sweat. Calling the disenfranchised. Calling mothers languishing in welfare lines. Calling deported parents, hearts breaking for separated children. Calling the weary tillers of the land who don’t get to eat the grain. Calling the “illegals.” Calling the evacuees waiting in refugee camps. Calling brown bodies, packed like sardines in detention centers. Calling the poor, waiting for the future with posters that read, “What About Us?”

In Solidarity

Asian American Writers Workshop

Ai-jen Poo

American Civil Liberties Union of California

Angelica Salas

Bryant Terry

Center For Media Justice - CultureSHIFT Lab

dream hampton

Eddie Huang

Eddy Zheng

Gerald Lenoir

Hank Willis Thomas

Hari Kondabolu

Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

Isa Noyola

Janet Mock

Jasiri X

john powell

Jose Antonio Vargas

Judy Baca

Junot Díaz

Manuel Pastor

Mark Gonzalez

Marlon James

Movement Strategy Center


Priority Africa Network

Raul Pacheco

Rinku Sen

Roxane Gay

Staceyann Chin

Teju Cole

Transgender Law Center

Wangechi Mutu


Sign on to the Declaration

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To add your organization to our list of signers, please fill out our organizational endorsement form.

Multiracial + Multilingual Movement

In order to build a more inclusive movement, our statement and other resources are available in six languages. Check out our translations and share on social media! Please contact us if you'd like to help translate it into another language.