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   So in my collaboration studio class we were assigned to do a protest project that had artwork based off of text as the main focus of the piece. The group that I was in knew right away from recent events, particularly those in Ferguson, that we wanted to do something pertaining to the rights of people of color in a police brutality or prison situation. After much thought and revision we settled on the narrowed down topic of people of color who are unfairly put in prison for things that would not warrant imprisonment for a white person, and how those people should not be forgotten about. We made our focus particularly on the fact that these people still have names, they are not just prisoners, they are not just their number.
   It is very easy for people to ignore this issue by simply saying “oh, they’re in prison, obviously they did something wrong”, but it is not as simple as that. We wanted to bring to light the discrimination that is involved, and hopefully make people think about this a little bit more carefully.
   For the project we made many posters like those depicted above, with Martin Luther King Jr.’s mugshot as the connecting element (because yes, he was imprisoned unfairly quite a few times just like many of the people we’re protesting for), and our choice of wording that we thought accurately made our point, and they will be hung on campus on all of our major bulletin boards, but we wanted to make this bigger than just our small art school. We wanted to get as many people as possible involved, so we brought it here to social media under the tag #IHadaDream with the hopes that people will take an interest in it. 
   This is an important thing, and I hope what we have to say makes people think, and from that thought hopefully comes action.
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   So in my collaboration studio class we were assigned to do a protest project that had artwork based off of text as the main focus of the piece. The group that I was in knew right away from recent events, particularly those in Ferguson, that we wanted to do something pertaining to the rights of people of color in a police brutality or prison situation. After much thought and revision we settled on the narrowed down topic of people of color who are unfairly put in prison for things that would not warrant imprisonment for a white person, and how those people should not be forgotten about. We made our focus particularly on the fact that these people still have names, they are not just prisoners, they are not just their number.

   It is very easy for people to ignore this issue by simply saying “oh, they’re in prison, obviously they did something wrong”, but it is not as simple as that. We wanted to bring to light the discrimination that is involved, and hopefully make people think about this a little bit more carefully.

   For the project we made many posters like those depicted above, with Martin Luther King Jr.’s mugshot as the connecting element (because yes, he was imprisoned unfairly quite a few times just like many of the people we’re protesting for), and our choice of wording that we thought accurately made our point, and they will be hung on campus on all of our major bulletin boards, but we wanted to make this bigger than just our small art school. We wanted to get as many people as possible involved, so we brought it here to social media under the tag #IHadaDream with the hopes that people will take an interest in it. 

   This is an important thing, and I hope what we have to say makes people think, and from that thought hopefully comes action.

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