ArtForReparations

selling art & other crafts to raise reparations

110 Sales

ArtForReparations

selling art & other crafts to raise reparations

110 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement   Attention white artists & makers! Submit your work to the Art For Reparations shop! Email ArtReparations(at)gmail.com for more info.

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Last updated on Jul 30, 2017

Attention white artists & makers! Submit your work to the Art For Reparations shop! Email ArtReparations(at)gmail.com for more info.

Uhuru Solidarity

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Uhuru Solidarity

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4.5 out of 5 stars
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amosslee

amosslee on May 18, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Great patch! Great cause! Great seller communication! I'm really quite happy that I was able to get this "vintage" patch. Thank you!!

amosslee

amosslee on May 18, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Great patch! Great cause! Great customer service! Thanks very much!

Mau

Mau on Mar 6, 2018

4 out of 5 stars

It’s a small pamphlet that seems self published. Good content. Came quickly.

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About

Solidarity, Not Charity!

Project website: www.ArtForReparations.org
Contact: artreparations [!at] gmail.com
Art For Reparations (A4R) is a project of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement that challenges the parasitic white art world which has profited off of the labor, genius and resources of African people since the birth of colonialism and Europe’s assault on Africa. A4R raises material resources to African people and offers white artists the opportunity to separate ourselves from the parasitism of the colonial, euro-centric, gentrifying and capitalist art institutions and music industry by allowing us to instead use our creativity to forward the African revolution, building towards a socialist economy lead by the African working-class.

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement is an organization of white people that was created by the African People’s Socialist Party. We organize in the white community for reparations to African people. A4R allows us white artists to pay reparations in creative ways by using our skills, talents, labor and access to resources to be in material solidarity with the African Liberation struggle. All sales made through the A4R project go directly to Black Star Industries, the liberated African economy led by the APSP which is building economic development by and for working-class African people to be able to feed, clothe and house themselves using their own self-determination.

All art is political, whether intentional or not. As white artists we need to be not only conscious of this, but accountable to our historical relationship with African people as their colonizers and the beneficiaries of slavery. There is a colonial context to a white person’s ability to make art for personal enjoyment in our so-called “free time”, using stolen resources from Africa, with a euro-centric arts education from an institution built on stolen Indigenous land. As Chairman Omali Yeshitela states, “Every white aspiration and dream, every expectation for happiness and a good life– from a successful marriage to a secure future for their children– requires drone strikes in Pakistan, police murders and mass imprisonment in the African colonies and barrios in the U.S., and starvation and forced displacement of the oppressed throughout the world.”

We as white artists acknowledge that we sit on the pedestal of oppression and that we benefit from this system that was created by slavery and genocide. Even the poorest white “starving artist” still has access to resources and social wealth that come at the expense of African people. As white people, we are not murdered by police and white vigilantes every 18 hours, unlike the men, women and children of the African community under colonial domination. The white artists represented in the wide variety of art, music, and services available through the Art For Reparations project have all chosen to be on the side of material solidarity with the oppressed and colonized people of the world by organizing for & paying reparations using our art and creativity. If you’re a white artist and consider yourself a “Progressive”, take the true stance of progressive by paying reparations to African people and join the Art For Reparation project!

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“Uhuru” means “freedom” in Swahili. The Uhuru Solidarity Movement has 3 principles of unity:
1) We work under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party
2) We believe African people have the right to lead their own struggle
3) We organize in the white community for reparations to African people.

The best way to learn more about USM is by attending one of our weekly Orientation calls, every Saturday, 2:30-4pm EST. They can also be arranged at another time to fit your convenience. If interested in attending, write to info [!at] uhurusolidarity.org.

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