March 3–The Politics of Art

Our bodies our business posterI have always loved Mary Englebreit. I just didn’t know how much. I had never seen her website. My friend J. alerted me on Facebook to a free postcard giveaway so I went there. Englebreit has a Social Justice category of art. Wow. There is the art of politics, but then there are the politics of art. True art isn’t strictly commercial in my view, it should strive to make the world better. Or else, what’s the point?

According to her website,

“We donate 50% of all proceeds from Standing Rock to the Native American Rights Fund. NARF works to preserve tribal existence, protect tribal natural resources, promote Native American human rights, hold governments accountable to Native Americans, develop Native American law, and educate the public about rights, laws, and issues. Donations to NARF help this nonprofit law firm provide legal assistance to Native tribes, organizations, and individuals. For more information, please visit narf.org.

She Persisted postcard“We donate 50% of all the proceeds from How Many More, Justice, No One Teach, and Not Stay Silent to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. Please visit splcenter.org for more information.

“We donate 50% of all proceeds from Our Rights (fine print) to Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood provides reproductive and sexual health education, outreach, and care to almost 5 million people every year.

free from marys websiteAs one of the United State’s leading health care providers, Planned Parenthood works to promote policies that protect and encourage the sexual and reproductive health and rights of communities and individuals alike. Please visit plannedparenthood.org for more information.”

Nevertheless, She Created

And now, she has made postcards you can send to Congress, with the iconic Elizabeth Warren slogan on them. I’m going to order a big bunch for myself.

And, you can order a couple for free from her website. I checked this out myself and it is true–see the snip I took of her website.

 

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