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This is what we Demand - Art Project

    Get Creative

    THIS IS WHAT WE DEMAND!” is a creative advocacy campaign that responds to the photo messages sent to us by endangered Indigenous peoples in Colombia, amidst a grave, yet hidden human rights emergency. Our goal is to make visible a groundswell of concern. With your help, we aim to create an eye-catching quilt of individual or group calls for action that is impossible to ignore.

    Catch the attention of decision makers by creating a personal message of support for the rights and survival of Indigenous peoples in Colombia, using photography or other creative means.

    Canadians from coast-to-coast are taking part and sharing their creations on social media to encourage others to join in.

    View their messages, videos, images and artwork presented here, then > Add your voice (scroll down for instructions)

    Click on a photo to view full size.

     

    Instructions

    Create a photo message. Make a homemade sign and take a photo with it. Make sure to include where you live so your message carries weight – e.g. “From North Bay, I call for action to defend Indigenous peoples in Colombia” or “Canada must speak up for Indigenous rights in Colombia – your name, city”.

    Record a video. You may prefer to deliver your message via a short video clip like the following: “I am a mother/retiree/teacher in Regina. I am extremely concerned that more than a third of Indigenous peoples in Colombia face destruction. This must be prevented. I call for action without delay to defend the survival of Indigenous peoples in Colombia.”

    Express yourself through art. Colour your message on a t-shirt. Draw a poster. Paint a mural. Write a poem. Sing a song and record it on video.

    Share your message. Send your photo message, art work, creative words or video clip to makeitvisible@amnesty.ca so we can upload it to our website and use to press for action. Also share what you have created on social media and encourage your followers to get involved.
     

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