Ahead of tomorrow’s (24 March) March for our Lives gun reform protests across the US, Amplifier is releasing a series of free posters donated by various artists to be used as placards. The platform was formed to amplify the voices of social change movements through art, and has worked with a range of designers, artists and activists including Shepard Fairey, Laci Jordan, Studio Number One, Koy Suntichotinun, Chanelle Librada Reyes, Raychelle Duazo, Micah Bazant, Natalie Dettmer, Nisha K Sethi, Icy and Sot.
Artist Kate Deciccio collaborated with her student Nae Nae, a 21-year-old survivor of gun violence, on her poster. Laci worked with students from community poetry initiative Get Lit to create hers; while Micah – a trans artist from San Francisco, made artwork in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
“Gun violence and mass shootings in our schools must end,” says Amplifier’s call to action. “On March 24th, students and allies across the country will be taking to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority. In partnership with Adobe Project 1324, Amplifier hosted an open call for youth art to be carried through the streets for march for our lives.”
Posters can be downloaded and printed out, or alternatively protestors can pick up a free one at an Amplifier distribution point in cities including Seattle, New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta.
Shepard Fairey commented “I hope that the audience sees themselves in these people, as well. These are all people that could be someone we know, a friend, a child of a friend, a neighbour. That’s America. That’s us."
Download the posters or read more about the project here.