Alison Saar: Rise print
Alison Saar: Rise print
Alison Saar: Rise print

Alison Saar: Rise print



Rise, 2020
2 pass linoleum on letterpress
8 1/2 x 11 in (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
Edition of 100

Printed on Crane Lettra Pearl / White 110 lb
Editioned by Leslie Ross-Robertson of Wavelength Press

Full sales proceeds for each print will be donated by Alison Saar, Leslie Ross-Robertson and L.A. Louver to local Los Angeles community organizations Dignity and Power Now (DPN), Summaeverythang Community Center and Crenshaw Dairy Mart.

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DIGNITY AND POWER NOW (DPN) is a Los Angeles based grassroots organization founded in 2012 that fights for the dignity and power of all incarcerated people, their families, and communities. DPN’s mission is to build a Black and Brown led abolitionist movement rooted in community power towards the goal of achieving transformative justice and healing justice for all incarcerated people, their families, and communities. Grounded in the principles of abolition, healing justice, and transformative justice, DPN has multiple programs centered around activism, health and wellness, and leadership building.

SUMMAEVERYTHANG COMMUNITY CENTER, founded last year by artist Lauren Halsey, is based in South Los Angeles and dedicated to the empowerment and transcendence of black and brown folks, socio-politically and economically, intellectually and artistically. Halsey has distributed free boxes of organic produce in Watts and South Central Los Angeles, through the ethos of empowerment through self directed action. She has developed a community center to support and sustain the neighborhood academically and intellectually through capoeira, tutoring, artmaking, film programs, gardening, and other programs.

CRENSHAW DAIRY MART is home to an artist collective and art gallery dedicated to shifting the trauma-induced conditions of poverty and economic injustice, bridging cultural work and advocacy, and investigating ancestries through the lens of Inglewood and its community. What these black and transnational identities seek is an imagination of new collective memory through programming, events, and arts installations which cultivate and nurture communal arts and education. The Crenshaw Dairy Mart emerges from an investigation in abolition, modes of accessibility in art practice, and weaving community solidarity through new memories.

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