Latest print for children’s book, “Power Means Who the Police Believe: Talking with Young Children about Race and Racial Violence”

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Title: “Ibram X Kendi quote”
Original linocut print
Water-based ink and computer paper
This linocut was made for an upcoming children’s book about anti-racism, called “Power Means Who the Police Believe: Talking with Young Children about Race and Racial Violence”. There are several of my prints in the book, along with art by a number of different artists. The book is written by fellow Goddard College alum Emma Redden. You can check out the book and more of Emma’s work here:
The quote in this print is by incredible scholar and author Ibram X Kendi, author of The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965–1972, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, and How To Be An Antiracist. You can learn more about him and his work here:
The flowers and the butterflies that I used in this print are all local species that I see near our home in East Oakland on Ohlone territories, where I do my work.
#linocut #printmaking #antiracism
[Image description: a black and white linocut of a number of Rock Perslane, a succulent with long stems, small buds and vibrant flowers, stretch across the page from left to right. The words intertwined with the plants say, “The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it – and then dismantle it. – Ibram X Kendi.” Then, next to the flowers, there are three butterflies, the top is a Common Buckeye, the middle is the Monarch, and the bottom is Painted Lady.]

New merch in support of Wet’suwet’en frontlines!

This is super exciting – Solidarity Art Space is now selling multiple designs, on t-shirts, tote bags, and hoodies – to support the Wet’suwet’en front lines, both the Gidimt’en and Unist’ot’en resistance and resurgence. I am so grateful that two of my prints that I have made for Unist’ot’en Camp are being used in order to continue to fund raise. And they look GREAT, thanks to Prints of Darkness, who screen printed them. I ordered mine already!

tote and tee

There are multiple designs by multiple artists on this site, so please take a look! And, most importantly, please learn more about the important groups that this merch supports:

Gidimt’en Yintah Access:

Unist’ot’en Camp:

Healing Justice: Ending Mass Incarceration

Last weekend, my partner, baby and I headed over to the Healing Justice: Ending Mass Incarceration conference at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, on Ohlone Territories. I was very grateful to our comrade and fellow organizer Daniela, who put on the conference and invited us to table for the Anti Police-Terror Project as well as the Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners calendar. 

healing justice tabling team
Photo credit: Kelsey Layna

The conference also featured one of my prints on a postcard given to all attendees. I love how it came out:

healing justice postcard

And I was commissioned to make 50 cards for volunteers and presenters at the conference, which was a fun challenge. I did it!


Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar 2020

I am so honored that I got to collaborate with founders and members of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust on this print this year, for the Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners calendar!

calendar november page

This linocut is based on a photograph by Victoria Montaño (Yaqui and Mexikah), an Indigenous, Queer artist born and raised in the village of Huichin. The photograph features Deja Gould, daughter of Corrina Gould, with her baby Amne – all local Ohlone women who are leading the work to rematriate their land. The Rammay Garden West is a garden plot that has been given back to the Ohlone through the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, the first urban Indigenous women led land trust, founded by Corrina and Johnella La Rose. The print is an original linocut print by Annie Banks, a white settler living on Ohlone homelands, a new mama and a print maker. For more on Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, please visit:

audre and calendar

Certain Days is an amazing project, doing support for political prisoners and many, many groups, with this yearly publication, featuring both 12 different art pieces as well as 12 essays that accompany the artwork. Please buy a calendar today and support Certain Days. This year the proceeds from the calendar go to:

RAPP (Release Aging People in Prison)

The RAPP Campaign mobilizes currently and formerly incarcerated people, their families, and other concerned community members. From this united base and through the RAPP Coalition, we work alongside other prison justice advocates to (1) raise public awareness about the destructiveness of mass incarceration and the benefits to society in releasing aging people, including those convicted of violent crimes who do not threaten public safety; and (2) promote the use of key mechanisms for releasing elderly people, such as parole, compassionate release, and policy changes.

Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association is a Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution which focuses on human rights issues (Addameer is Arabic for conscience). Established in 1992 by a group of activists interested in human rights, the center’s activities focus on offering support for Palestinian prisoners, advocating the rights of political prisoners, and working to end torture through monitoring, legal procedures and solidarity campaigns.

Visit today, pay your Shuumi land tax, and learn about the “urban Indigenous women-led community organization that facilitates the return of Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone lands in the San Francisco Bay Area to Indigenous stewardship.”

#linocut #printmaking #LandBack #climatestrike #landdefenders