Created this image in response to the Robb Elementary school mass shooting in Uvalde, TX March 24,2022. Where majority of victims brown students and teachers of color were killed by gun violence, greed and political power of colonizers who continue to make decisions on our futures lives.This image represents the voice our young people if we listen!
About the artist:
Jeanette Arellano – based in Milwaukee – is a proud public school art teacher, cultural worker and artist who identifies as a Latinx cisgender mujerx. She teaches at la Escuela Elemental Hayes Bilingüe/Hayes Bilingual Elementary School. She advocates and creates work in support of Milwaukee’s Latino community and the immigrant rights movement. She collaborates with many artist-activist groups including Voces De Los Artistas (VDLA)
, Art Build Workers
, and Raices Revolucionarias
. She co-founded AyudaMutua MKE
– an all volunteer collective that was formed to address food justice for residents on the city’s South Side for all families, including those without documentation status. Jeanette also teaches citizenship classes to adults through Voces de la Frontera
. Jeanette is a union member with Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association (MTEA)
. She, along with a group of similarly dedicated art teachers, formed an art education advocacy committee through MTEA which successfully lobbied the school board to commit to better supporting students and art teachers in the district.