There's much that we don't know about what the resistance ahead will look like with Trump in office and a Cabinet full of racist, misogynist, transphobic, xenophobic millionaires and billionaires. What we do know is that art and artists have always paved a path forward for resistance, and we're thrilled to share some of the pieces created by Micah Bazant and Kate Deciccio in this moment.
Between Nov. 9—the day after the presidential election—and Nov. 15, the Southern Poverty Law Center collected 437 reports of hateful intimidation and harassment from around the country.
Muslims, immigrants, women, and Black and LGBTQ communities were all targets of these attacks. These incidents took place on public transportation, in the streets, in places of worship—but the majority took place in K-12 schools. These attacks are happening to our communities, our friends, and loved ones.
Driven by a desire to provide tools for schools and the larger community to create space for discussion and declare solidarity, artists Micah Bazant and Kate DeCiccio partnered with American Friends Service Committee, Forward Together, Jewish Voice for Peace, Center for New Community, and Showing Up for Racial Justice to produce these beautiful images.
Share these posters widely in your community. You can:
- Post them in schools, community spaces, businesses, etc. to assert anti-racist, welcoming space. Download these images for free below.
- Use these images along with our crowd-sourced K-12 discussion and activities guide. This guide is a collective work in progress. Let us know if you have an activity to propose.
- Use these images with this new short anti-violence video (link here), or incorporate it with toolkits and materials prepared by groups across the country.
Of course, we also want to make sure that this art is available for purchase if you'd like a professional print to display at home or work. Click here to buy Micah's art, and/or click here to buy Kate's art!