With students across the country getting ready for graduation, and a wave of teachers sweeping the nation fighting for higher pay, we’ve been thinking a lot about teachers, and the unique role they play in our lives. They teach us math, literature and science but they also teach us how to stand up for ourselves and how to tell right from wrong. We’re inspired by what teachers do each & every day in the classroom, and now even more inspired by what they’re doing in the streets and statehouses.
This month’s challenge is an effort to say thank you. That’s why we’re building a collection of designs celebrating teachers with messages of support and thanks. Each design should express gratitude for the most important things our teachers have taught us. Proceeds from this campaign will support Rock Paper Scissors Collective - an incredible arts education organization, and collection of teachers.
Creative Action Network is a marketplace for social impact design work covering a range of progressive issues. All designs that meet the requirements listed below will be published as prints and select designs will be made into apparel and other home goods. You will receive 40% of all profits and 10% will be donated to our non-profit cause partners.
Proceeds from this campaign support Rock Paper Scissors collective, a volunteer-run organization that fosters creativity and collaboration in order to strengthen local communities and encourage sustainable practices and alternative models. They promote the sharing of ideas, skills, and resources through the celebration of art, craft, education, and performance.
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!”