George Floyd’s death is one in a long line of unnecessary police violence against black and brown people. Our society must not continue this way. Please do what you can to support systemic change in our government and society. Perhaps that means addressing your own deep seated racial beliefs, learning about US racial history, talking with your neighbor, calling your legislators, attending a protest, donating groceries, or selectively using your resources. All kinds of equity work are valuable.
This series of cyanotypes was made in memory of George Floyd and 100% of their proceeds go to Juxtaposition Arts and Reclaim the Block. Original cyanotypes and prints are available for purchase on my Art-A-Whirl site. If you’d rather give to each organization directly, you can do so online at juxtapositionarts.org or reclaimtheblock.org. If you want to donate money to another organization you believe in, here is a list of resources in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
Juxtaposition Arts is a youth art and design education center, gallery, retail shop, and artists’ studio space in North Minneapolis. Juxta offers free classes and employment for neighborhood youth.
Reclaim the Block organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety. They organize around policies that strengthen community-led safety initiatives and reduce reliance on police departments.
Cyanotypes and prints available for purchase on my Art-A-Whirl site.