HARNESS YOUR POWER:
WHY IS YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE 2020 CENSUS ESSENTIAL?
Harness' America Ferrera and Wilmer Valderrama join forces with Stacey Abrams, Kerry Washington, Sandra Oh, Rosario Dawson, Meryl Streep, Queen Latifah, Justin Timberlake, Tan France, and other artists and activists to explain why you need to be counted. The 2020 Census will determine how our communities are represented in government and how over a trillion dollars in federal funds will be distributed to our hospitals, schools, and more each year. #BeCounted today to secure access to healthcare, education, and accurate political representation for our communities.
KIDS COUNT: AT HOME ART ACTIVITY
ANA TERESA FERNÁNDEZ' SOMOS POSTERS
Ana Teresa Fernández’ SOMOS posters, first created for María de Jesús Patricio Martínez’s (also known as Marichuy) 2018 presidential campaign in Mexico, inspire us to think about who we are individually and who we are together. Marichuy—a traditional medicine healer and a human rights activist from the Nahua tribe in Mexico—is the first native woman to ever to run for president in Mexico.
We’re grateful that the project, like so many of us in America, has migrated here and that Fernández has lent them to Art+Action’s #ComeToYourCensus campaign to empower every single person—no matter their documentation or housing status, income, or age—to be counted in the 2020 Census. Recontextualized within the Census and at this historic moment, the SOMOS project prompts us to consider:
Who are we on our own?
Who are we together?
Who are you spending time with in your house right now?
POST ANA TERESA FERNÁNDEZ'S SOMOS POSTERS ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS WITH THIS (OR YOUR OWN) CAPTION
Who are we on our own? Who are we together? Who are you spending time with in your house right now? Who counts in your home? Who makes up our community? Who counts in our city? Ana Teresa Fernández’ @anateresafernandez SOMOS posters, first created for María de Jesús Patricio Martínez’s (also known as Marichuy) 2018 presidential campaign in Mexico, inspire us to think about who we are individually and who we are together.
Print + draw your answers in these SOMOS posters. Send Art+Action your drawings and they'’ll post to their account to encourage more people to claim their fair share of $$$ and political representation by filling out the #2020Census.
Artwork by @anateresafernandez for @artandaction.us ' #ComeToYourCensus campaign
powered by @sf_immigrants + HQ'd at @ybca
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About Art+Action Art+Action—a coalition for civic participation that spans art, creative, community, business, technology, philanthropy, activist, and government sectors—has launched a multilingual arts-driven campaign that positions artists as catalysts to humanize the issues around the 2020 Census. Ignited by support from San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA), and in partnership with trusted institutions and messengers including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)—our Headquarters and a Lead Partner—we've launched a campaign comprised of artist commissions, public programming, community events, exhibitions, and performances to galvanize communities to participate to receive their fair share of resources and political representation for the next decade.