Saturday, February 04, 2017

An Important Message for These Dark Times

Also a link.

The message first:

As usual, Hank is well worth the 3 and a half minutes it takes to watch this. About halfway through, he'll tell you about some posters you can buy -- proceeds to go to various immigrant groups. Here's a link to the site: DFTBA Buy posters here

Also, this, which I saw at Nicole & Maggie's site.

Don't despair, y'all. Take action. When we fight, we win.


Anonymous said...

I just bought the love poster for my 4 year old.

Contingent Cassandra said...

Nice! I may be overly sensitized by studying "Great Emancipator" statues (which generally include a standing Lincoln, a gratefully kneeling slave, and no acknowledgment that many enslaved people fought for their own freedom), but a few of the posters strike me as possibly infantilizing Muslim women by the way they juxtapose a very large statue with a much smaller human figure. Of course the Statue of Liberty *is* big, and represents a big ideal, but I prefer the ones that suggest something more like sisterhood/similar goals through both the sizes of the figures and the way they're posed in relation to each other. Still, that's a minor quibble with a very kind, very patriotic response to the current situation (and I have to admit that even the ones that worried me also made me tear up a bit). And the love one is great!

delagar said...

I bought this one: