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!
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: https://sogoreate-landtrust.com/.
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 https://sogoreate-landtrust.com/ 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.”
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