Artist: David Solnit
Medium: Poster, Visual Art
Project: We Cry Justice
We Cry Justice – Chapter 9: When Your Kin Fall Into Difficulty
We Declare Jubilee was originally created as part of a series of images that could bring to life core concepts in the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival’s Jubilee Platform.
David Solnit is an arts organizer who has worked with social change movements over the last 25 years to use arts (from street murals to art builds to giant puppets and theater pageants) as a key element in successful campaigns and powerful mass actions. He was a lead organizer using arts to shut down the WTO in Seattle in 1999, has supported farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to win dignity in the fields to the last decade popularizing arts in the climate justice movement, including working as 350.org’s arts organizer for 5 years. He is currently working with the Poor People’s Campaign and grassroots climate justice, and social justice campaigns.