Printed Matter has donated 100% of select edition sales to National Lawyers Guild, The Okra Project, and Take Back The Bronx; three organizations continuing to support mutual aid efforts within local communities in the ongoing movement to protect Black lives.
We are dedicated to sustaining our participation in the uprising against systemic racism and police brutality, and social and economic injustice. A total of $9450 has been donated through the purchase of editions by Farah Al Qasimi, Laylah Ali, Matt Connors, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Caitlin Keogh, Eileen Quilan, and Cauleen Smith. We thank these artists for their contribution toward Printed Matter—and for allowing us to pay it forward.
We have since reached our initial $15k goal in contributing to the movement. An additional 100% of the sales from a selection of editions by Matt Connors, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Jess Johnson, Laura Owens, and Suellen Rocca, has been donated to The Black School, Housing Justice For All, and The Sylvia Rivera Law Project.
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The Black School — The Black School (TBS) is an experimental art school teaching Black/PoC students and allies to become agents of change through art workshops on radical Black politics and public interventions that address local community needs. Founded by Joseph Cuillier III and Shani Peters, TBS has facilitated over 100 workshops and hosted three annual Black Love Festivals to date.
Housing Justice For All — The Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance is a coalition of over 70 organizations that represents tenants, homeless New Yorkers, and public housing residents from Brooklyn to Buffalo. We are united in our belief that housing is a human right; that no person should live in fear of an eviction; and that we can end the homelessness crisis in our State.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project — The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.