Image by the Amor y Resistencia Collective.
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 US prison system.
Just seeds 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.
Handwritten cursive lettering states, “Our passion for freedom is stronger than their walls.” The image is from the perspective of below, looking up two tall white walls. Young people are jumping from the top of one wall to another above the viewer. They jump over a large gap and a fence that was once barbed wire but it has sprouted leaves and thorns. The sky is a light blue teal with clouds.