Image by Alec Dunn.
Created for the Critical Resistance ten year anniversary conference in Oakland, California, which took place in 2008. Critical Resistance Ten was a gathering of activists, educators, and allies of prisoners who came together to promote organizing efforts against the monstrous excesses of the US prison system.
Justseeds organized an art portfolio in collaboration with Critical Resistance Ten called Voices From Outside: Artists Against the Prison Industrial Complex. The portfolio project involved twenty artists and one artist collective, with work coming from the US, Canada and Mexico. Each print critiqued or addressed alternatives to the prison-industrial complex.
A crowd of protestors of various ages and races wear black and collectively meld into a large black shape. They hold picket signs and banners in red and white, which spell out “C”, “R”, “10”. In the center is a large circular protest sign featuring a white bird in flight against a red background.