Justice for Our Lives

By Oree Originol

Justice for Our Lives is a series of designs portraying people from marginalized communities who have lost their lives due to state violence and hate crimes. These images call attention to the ongoing issue of police terrorism and the culture of violence brought on by the ideals of White supremacy in our society. In recent years, we have witnessed an onslaught of police killings of Black and Brown people, for which in most cases justice is rarely served.

We also deal with violence within our own communities resulting from the fear and lack of understanding our differences such as race, gender, age, economic status and disability. This project encourages us to engage in conversation with each other to recognize the common ground between our struggles and about how we collectively respond to injustice on a cultural and political level. These designs are available for anyone to use in any way to continue these conversations. These designs are available online for download to incorporate in political actions, lesson plans and art exhibitions.

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To download the designs and/or to contact Oree Originol, go to the following: www.justiceforourlives.tumblr.com, #JusticeForOurLives, www.oreeoriginol.tumblr.com or oreeoriginol@gmail.com.

  • The Community Alliance is a monthly newspaper that has been published in Fresno, California, since 1996. The purpose of the newspaper is to help build a progressive movement for social and economic justice.

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