L is for Liberation Radicalphabet poster

The L is for Liberation Radicalphabet is an alternative alphabet poster intended to teach little ones big ideas about building a better world.
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Rusty C. Cook
Art
Chicago, Illinois
United States
5 Team Members

The L is for Liberation Radicalphabet poster

The L is for Liberation Collective is a group of five Chicago-based friends, artists, and activists — Leora Abelson, Liz Cook, Lee Jacobs Riggs, Erin Moore, and Jeannette Perkal — responsible for organizing and curating the Radicalphabet poster. The project started over a year ago, while brainstorming gift ideas for a friend’s new baby. We wanted to give something that would reflect the social justice politics of the family and their community. But we realized there weren’t too many radical baby gifts out there, and so, together we birthed the idea for the Radicalphabet.

This project grew up around kitchen tables and in back-yards, on road trips and at living room dance parties. We chose 26 social justice concepts that represent diverse identities and movements, and then reached out to artists across the country to illustrate the letters. We are so excited that Katie Rains, Benjamin Stabler, Liz Wuerffel, Beth Gutelius, Ellery Russian, Mat Defiler, Sandie Stravis, Zoe Cohen, Julio Salgado, Joanna Schuman, Ruby Thorkelson, Alynn Guerra, Elisa Armea, Malic Amalya, Justin Alves, Jenna Peters-Golden, Chris Campe, Raquel Rodriguez, Andrea Larson, Ariel (El) Springfield, Laura Szumowski, Fabian Vasquez, and Kd Diamond signed on to contribute their artistic talents! Check out radicalphabet.org to get a full size glimpse at their amazing contributions. Now we’re in the final stages of making a fabulous poster that truly is a collective vision of liberation.

The L is for Liberation poster isn’t only about making a gift for a friend. Our hope is that educators, parents, caregivers, and other grown ups can use the Radicalphabet as a springboard for conversations with little ones about ideas of community, resistance, power, and difference. We want to offer the Radicalphabet as a teaching tool to orient young people toward social justice.

 

How you can help make it happen (and get cool stuff along the way)

This is where you come in! We hope to raise $2,950 to cover the cost of printing and shipping the poster. In addition to making it accessible to individuals, we want the poster to reach grassroots organizations and communities. We also want to send a free copy to each contributing artist. Plus, we want to honor the values represented on the poster by printing it through Salsedo Press, a local shop that uses eco-friendly methods and fair labor practices.  

With donation levels starting at $1, any amount you can give helps bring us closer to making this collective project a reality. And by contributing to the campaign, you will receive thank you gifts such as your very own copy of the Radicalphabet poster, fun swag like buttons and patches, and other art by contributing artists.

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PLUS...

You can help nurture the Radicalphabet by spreading the word to your community and social networks. Share our video, like our facebook page, and talk us up on the town. Your support will help us plant these 26 small seeds of liberation in our many communities.  

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$5,612USD
raised by 174 people in 1 month
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This campaign ended on July 15, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Our Heartfelt Gratitude

    Every bit helps and we so appreciate it!

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  • $5USD
    Liberation Button

    One 1” pin-on button printed with “Liberation”. Pin this cutie to your bag or your jacket and carry the message of liberation wherever you go!

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $10USD
    Set of 3 Buttons

    A set of three 1" pin-on buttons sporting your favorite social justice concepts represented in the Radicalphabet. Choose from: Consent, Fat Positive, Gender Bender, Joy, Know Your Rights, Liberation, Nourish, Teach, Queer, Youth, and Ze.

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $15USD
    3 Buttons + Patch

    A set of three buttons PLUS a handmade screen-printed patch with M is for Movement Building artwork by Elisa Armea.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $25USD
    The Radicalphabet Poster!

    Be one of the first to receive the L is for Liberation poster, a beautiful collaboration by 26+ different artists. The poster is 24" x 36", 4-color, and printed locally in Chicago at a shop that values eco-friendly methods and fair labor practices.

    122 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $40USD
    Poster + Buttons + Patch

    Be one of the first to receive the L is for Liberation poster AND show your support for the project with a set of three buttons AND a patch.

    11 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $50USD
    Poster + Swag

    Be one of the first to receive the L is for Liberation poster AND get all the fun swag, including 3 buttons and a patch, PLUS a screen-printed eco-friendly tote with S is for Sustainability artwork by Lee Jacobs Riggs.

    17 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $60USD
    Poster X2

    Your very own copy of the L is for Liberation poster PLUS we will send for a copy to the individual, family, community organization, or school of your choice along with a loving note explaining the project. You have the choice of identify yourself as the donor or keeping your gift anonymous!

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $85USD
    Poster X2 + Swag

    Your very own copy of the L is for Liberation poster PLUS we will send for a copy to the individual, family, community organization, or school of your choice along with a loving note explaining the project. You'll also receive all the fun swag – 3 buttons, a patch, and a tote bag.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $115USD
    Poster + Swag + Art

    Be one of the first to receive the L is for Liberation poster AND get all the fun swag – 3 buttons, a patch, and a tote bag. PLUS receive a limited edition handpulled linocut of the L is for Liberation artwork by Alynn Guerra. The print measures 4" X 3.5" and comes matted in a 6" x 6" wooden frame.

    2 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $150USD
    Poster + Swag + Zines

    Be one of the first to receive the L is for Liberation poster AND get all the fun swag – 3 buttons, a patch, and a tote bag. PLUS your tote will come full of an assortment of radical books and zines by Radicalphabet contributors including Laura Szumowski, Mat Defiler, Ellery Russian, Kd Diamond, and Ruby Thorkelson.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
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