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Image by Bec Young

Migration Now! was a 2012 print portfolio co-produced by Justseeds and CultureStrike (CultureStrike is now the Center for Cultural Power) which explored the social, cultural, and emotional facets of immigration.

Young’s print is based on the Old Testament story of Exodus. Like all stories, this one can be interpreted multiple ways, though Young sees it as a tale about oppressed people who went through a period of nomadic homelessness before becoming immigrants in a new land. From a broader perspective, the artist says this story reminds us that we are all immigrants and refugees or descendants of such, including the modern-day children of Israel and the adherents to the anti-immigrant Tea Party movement. Young said, “This is a seed of acceptance, a sun ray of compassion, a drop of empathy, to be planted in the fertile soil of faith.”

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