Art Responders is a Bay Area-based nonprofit that designs transformative grassroots arts programs with a social justice focus. Founded in 2013 by artist-educator D.E. Stenvoll-Wells, Art Responders’ public art events aim to document injustice, heal targeted communities, and incite action. We also provide a comprehensive array of educational resources and workshops designed to resist systemic oppression through a marriage of arts, activism, and advocacy.
COUNTDOWN TO JUSTICE – EMERGENCY FUND is a collaboration between Art Responders and Ravi Zupa as a component of ANTIVIRAL: Countdown to Restorative Justice, a 6-day series of art and education interventions staged in the Bay Area in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles uprisings of 1992.
As part of this 6 day series in the Bay Area, Art Responders will exhibit all three final posters alongside the original sections of traffic cone from which they were carved and printed (see process video below).
The inevitability of police killings of unarmed civilians is an on going American tragedy that must be addressed. This partnership between Zupa and Art Responders aims to keep stolen lives in the public eye, and enables art lovers to show their support for criminal justice reform and a future without fear of law enforcement.
For more information go to artresponders.org.