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How much power do police have within a community?  Does the presence of police make you feel safer?  Who benefits from these policing systems?  Who suffers?

ARTIST : The Radical Education Project

This banner was created by The Radical Education Project, a direct action education initiative organized by We Charge Genocide and The Chicago Light Brigade. The project aims to create a network of direct action skill sharers who... read more

ARTIST : ARRT!

This banner was created by artists in Maine for use in protests in Ferguson.  It was done quickly and shipped down to people on the front lines and has been in use constantly.     BIO:  ARRT! (Artists Rapid Response... read more

ARTIST : Josh MacPhee

Every week in the United States the police kill an unarmed civilian. Most of them are Black.  Josh MacPhee is a member of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative (Justseeds.org), co-editor of Signal: A Journal of International... read more

ARTIST : Eric J. Garcia

My art is critically charged imagery with the goal of creating dialogue about complicated issues. BIO:  Known for mixing history and culture with contemporary themes, Eric J. Garcia always tries to create art that is much... read more

ARTIST : William Harroff

We live just across the river from Ferguson, Missouri. Like most Americans, we have watched the senseless violence taking place in our backyard. What can interrupt the horrific cycle; art that asks the difficult questions? I pray so... read more

ARTIST : Art Hazelwood

Stand Up Fight Back: Demilitarize the Police. The giant in this poster is a personification of the almighty dollar and the security state that backs it up. The dog he holds on a leash spits out hate in the form of policies used to... read more

ARTIST : Keith Francis

The 'Hands Up! Don’t Shoot' poster reflects the current national debate on the Ferguson, Missouri shooting on August 9, 2014. Citizens, political leaders and professional athletes are showing solidarity with their Hands Up! Don't... read more

ARTIST : Pablo Ancona

This piece is inspired by Marvin Gaye's lyrics from his song "inner city blues." I feel the epidemic of police violence and brutality has only escalated with the militarization of police departments across the country. Although... read more

ARTIST : Michelle Williams and Henry Fey

The demilitarization of America’s police force is an issue that has been present for years. With the increasing number of African American men being shot down by the hands of the law—be it Michael Brown, Oscar Grant, or Eric Garner—... read more

ARTIST : Michael B. Schwartz

BIO:  Michael B Schwartz, MFA 1991 University of Arizona, BFA 1988 Tyler School of Art at Temple University, is a visual artist whose creative practice includes the production of public art, murals, paintings, drawings, writings in... read more

ARTIST : Rochelle Shicoff

Walking  towards  the United Nations  Cold , crisp day  Streets blocked off.  Barricades.    Only certain streets have  access.  Fixed and limited route.   Hemmed  in  by hundreds of people, shoulder to... read more