YES! Posters are crucial

They needed strong pro-immigrant and migrant art to confront the multitude of images of disempowerment given by daily media.
The Taller Tupac Amaru got set out to meet this need; by enlisting the help of artists, art enthusiasts and movement supporters this past May 2008.
The Taller Tupac Amaru's
mission is to produce and distribute screenprinted political posters and to foster a resurgence in the screenprinting medium.
Jesus Barraza, Melanie Cervantes, Dylan Miner and Artemio Rodriguez under the leadership of fellow artist Favianna Rodriguez set out to produce of FIVE empowering posters for the international immigrant rights movement.
This type of collaboration and support given by a vast network of people was crucial in order to place 10,000 posters into the hands of hundreds immigrant right activists around the globe, and the thousands of people they help organize.

A historic gathering brought together over 300 migrant leaders from the US and Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America this May 2008, in Mexico City, to form a global association of remitters and their families.
The event is said to have helped consolidate remitters’ economic and political power and gave them the space to define an agenda for the sustainable economic development of migrant communities.
The conference was convened by TIGRA (Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action).

YES! Posters are crucial for today’s immigrant rights movement!

They printed EACH poster in a run of 2000 via offset and freely distribute them to the organisations attending the gathering. The posters will reach cities around the globe, so that they may introduce new and inspiring concepts about what it means to be an immigrant in the 21st century. They forged partnerships with over 20 individual donors, whose generosity made this project possible.

This ambitious project was advanced by the collective power, action and love of many, many people all of whom are part of the immigrant rights movement.

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