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Alza Tu Voz: Artivism Campaign

Para más información en español, vea este vinculo

We’ve been working on a new art campaign, Alza Tu Voz, to showcase the the strength and resistance of our community! Starting next week, we will have these posters available for sale at our trainings in 11″x14″ format (16″ x 20″ available upon request- contact rommy@collierstoriesmatter.org ). With the earnings, we will be creating an emergency bond fund to help our community in southwest Florida with this ongoing struggle.

*Credit to Rommy Torrico for posters


Call to Action: Do you like to doodle or paint? Are you design-savvy on Photoshop or Illustrator? Are you always snapping photos? Have you always been drawn to art? Then you’re who we’ve been looking for! This is a call to action for creative individuals in the community (Collier, Lee and Hendry counties only) to volunteer their work in hopes of creating an online gallery and raising collective consciousness.  Every artist will be credited for their work and will have their work showcased online, at our trainings in southwest Florida and at summits throughout the state.

What we’re looking for: We want images that show opposition to the unjust deportations of individuals in our community and that also show hope for a new future by fighting back.

Prize: $200 in cash and the chance to print your posters and showcase them throughout the state. There are many organizations that are looking for cool designs for these fights!

Deadline: October 1st, 2012

Specifications: All work should be your own original work and must be replicable (or small enough to scan- original paintings limited to 12″x16″). All digital work must be submitted in either jpeg or pdf formats with resolution of 300dpi and sized to  8.5 x11, 11×14, 16×20 or 18×24 (depending on what fits your piece best).

Email your piece along with its title, a few sentences on what or who inspired you to create your piece, your name (first name is all we require or you can remain anonymous), your age and your telephone number or email address.

Note: If file size is too big to send through email, contact rommy@collierstoriesmatter.org for instructions.

Para más información en español, vea este vinculo: https://collierstories.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/concurso-de-arte-campana-alza-tu-voz/

Contact: Send all entries to rommy@collierstoriesmatter.org

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Undocumented Immigrant woman takes her life and that of her young daughter


In an article dated to last Friday, an immigrant woman from Cheyenne, Wyoming took her life and that of her 11 year old daughter due to the unsurmountable situation she was living in being undocumented.

Fighting Back: Using the Internet to fight a deportation case

The internet has become a widespread social tool to fight someone’s deportation case.

My friend, Radym, a contributing blogger to our site, and his team in Lake Worth, FL successfully released a family man from detention early this year. All it took was the family’s consent, some time and many people’s signatures.

In this article, you will read more about how the internet and tools like Change.org are changing the status quo of deportation cases.