June 2016 marks the third annual Immigrant Heritage Month, and we celebrated the best way we know how - with an Art Show! Along with artists from the New York Foundation For The Arts, FWD.US., and the Anti-Defamation League, we showcased art from our We Were Strangers Too campaign at Governor Cuomo's Office of New Americans in New York City.
Just a few miles from Ellis Island, in the office where new arrivals to America today come for assistance finding new jobs in their new home country, we were honored to show off such moving work from our community of artists.
Our Green New Deal campaign premiered on March 14, 2019 in Washington D.C., at Bold V. Old, a daylong convening where speakers including Stacey Abrams, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris discussed bold ideas for our biggest problems, including the Green New Deal. On March 16 In Oakland, CA, Creative Action Network joined artists and activists at the Green New Deal Create-A-Thon, where youth artists from the Sunrise Movement and others worked on new designs for the collection. Youth activist Rio says that after seeing videos of Greta Thunberg leading student climate strikes in Europe, “me and my sister were empowered to make some sort of difference.” Rio and his sister Maddy recently rose to internet stardom when their student group confronted Senator Feinstein about the Green New Deal a few weeks ago. Maddy says she is now “trying to make my voice be more heard, go to marches, and more creative stuff, definitely!”