We made a bandana about migration in solidarity with people whose free movement and safety is being threatened.
On January 21st, 2017 hundreds of thousands of west coast women marched for dignity, human rights, and the power of women in the face of a national government that threatens to undermine these values. It was important for us to bear witness in public space. We made this bandana to represent the feminine spirit of the West in these marches.
This is a movement-building project. Proceeds from the first run of this print piece raised over $1,000 for SF's Homeless Prenatal Program. Future print pieces will benefit this and other west coast women's support organizations.
This bandana was created by women from the Bay Area: Anna, Anna, Julie, Claire, Rosie, Remy, Annie, Sofie, Celsa, Amy, Gaia, Heather, Audrey, Christina, Talia, Manuela, Lily, and Jessie. It was printed by Chris who generously donated his print shop and expertise.
We are now taking pre-orders for our second run of bandanas. What started as a small community print project of 250 bandanas was sold out in days. We want to build a community of people who stand up to our national political leadership through visual displays of solidarity. We want to use our community for action against injustice. Click the link below to pre-order a bandana, participate in our next community project, and sign up for project updates.
We support the Women’s March Platform: We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. We must create a society in which women – including Black women, Native women, poor women, immigrant women, Muslim women, lesbian queer and trans women – are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments. Click here to read the full Women’s March Platform.
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