Saturday, April 14, 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 14th, 1pm - 4pm
Give Voice Postcard Project signing event hosted by Eileen Jeng Lynch
The “Give Voice” Postcard Project is a grassroots, multi-state, advocacy initiative organized by Eileen Jeng Lynch. Having occurred in New York, New Mexico, Illinois, Minnesota, and North Carolina, among other states, this nationwide artist postcard writing project has the potential to change the current political landscape.
Make your voice heard by writing to Congress at their district addresses. Using 38 artist-designed postcards, help advocate for the issues that matter to you: protection of civil liberties; rights of immigrants, women, and LGBTQ community; the arts; healthcare; environment; natural disaster relief; and gun control regulation, to name a few. Stamps and federal officials’ district addresses are included with the cards.
The combination of these extraordinary images and participants' personal stories across the nation will be incredibly impactful. After all, there is strength in numbers.
Michael Alan, Trudy Benson, Jason Bereswill, Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank, Amanda Church, Zoe Crosher, Kevin Curran, David Dixon, Amy Feldman, Ben Godward, Justin Brice Guariglia, Jane LaFarge Hamill, Young Sun Han, Rachel Hayes, Jason Lazarus, Shaun Leonardo, Greg Lindquist, Natasha Mayers, Riad Miah, Joe Nanashe, Katherine Newbegin, Clayton Porter, Nathlie Provosty, Armita Raafat, Luisa Rabbia, Erika Ranee, David Reed, Daniel Rich, Alexis Rockman, Rachel Selekman, Rudy Shepherd, Edra Soto, Meg Stein, Dannielle Tegeder, Karen Tompkins, Sebastian Vallejo, Julia von Eichel, Saya Woolfalk
Proceeds from sales of postcards support the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), or Planned Parenthood—a cause of the artist's choice.
The "Give Voice" Postcard Project is featured in The Art of Protest exhibition, curated by Elizabeth Cooper, at Areté Venue and Gallery at 67 West Street, #103 (courtyard) in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, NY.
Dates: March 16 - April 29, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, March 16, 6-10 pm.
Postcard writing event: Saturday, April 14, 1-4 pm.
Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11-5 pm
Artist postcards are also available online in the STORE. Postcards are sold in packs of 10, along with a blank card, stamps, and district addresses of your state's Federal Senators and Representatives. For assorted packs and signed postcards, please email email@example.com.
A list of the Federal Officials by state and a link to locate their district addresses are below.
This project has been ongoing since the Drumpf Administration released its FY18 budget proposal. The Administration's FY19 budget proposal (October 2018 – September 2019) once again seeks to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences, among other programs. The egregious proposed cuts and current policies would imperil key programs, including those that protect our civil liberties, women's rights, culture, and the environment; provide humanitarian assistance; and support scientific research and development, among many others. The Affordable Care Act enrollment is being discouraged by the Administration. The Administration is forbidding the FCC from using the following terms: vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, fetus, evidence-based, and science-based. Given recent events, we also need Congress to pass gun control legislation!
I hope you let your voice be heard throughout the duration of this administration and its policies.
Nationwide Committee (in formation)
Jackie Maman (Chicago, IL - May 21), Clayton Porter (Santa Fe, NM @ THE Magazine - May 21), Meg Stein (Durham, NC - June 24), Herman Milligan (Minneapolis, MN - December 2)
If you would like to host a local event or be in touch with a Nationwide Committee member in Chicago, Santa Fe, Durham, or Minneapolis, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the conversation:
Instagram: @eileenj8 #GiveVoice #GiveVoicePostcardProject
Facebook: Give Voice Postcard Project page