In February 2021, artEquity raised the love vibration with the launch of “For the Love of Justice”. The campaign gave us a way to center legendary activists who were the vanguards for justice while also paying homage to their legacy.
Once again, we reclaimed the month of February and Valentine's Day in 2022 and created this giving campaign as a warm-hearted way to continue to highlight the people who have fought for The Love of Justice.
Below you'll find educational resources for the artEquity community about each social justice activist.
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2022 Social Justice Valentines
Trailblazing feminist author, critic and activist that explored the intersectionality of race, capitalism, gender, and their ability to produce and perpetuate systems of oppression and class domination through her writings.
“The heart of justice is truth telling, seeing ourselves and the world the way it is rather than the way we want it to be.”
White abolitionist, journalist, and educator dedicated to the cause of racial equality that organized across racial divides in environmental, women's, and anti-nuclear movements.
“I believe this is the genius of humankind, the thing that makes us half divine: the fact that some human beings can envision a world that has never existed.”
The co-founder of the American Indian Movement and a longtime leader in the fight for Native civil rights. AIM began as a local organization in Minneapolis that sought to grapple with issues of police brutality and discrimination against Native people. The group quickly became a national force.
"I'll be there, and even if I'm not there, I'll be there. My spirit will be leading the charge."
Filipino American labor leader who organized West Coast farm workers, starting in the 1930s, including the five-year Delano grape strike that won better pay and benefits for agricultural workers and led to the eventual formation of the United Farm Workers.
“Everybody has equal rights and justice. You’ve got to make that come about.”
Prolific novelist, essayist, poet, editor and professor. Winner of multiple prestigious awards, including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.
“Don't ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn't fall in love, I rose in it.”
South African Anglican bishop and theologian, known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist. Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
Queer, Black, Affrilachian Grassroots organizer, Unitarian Universalist leader, and Popular educator on topics of Solidarity Economy, Black Liberation, Disability Justice, Resourcing the Global South and Appalachia, Dismantling the Global Far Right, Youth leadership, and Art, Culture and Spirituality in movements.
"We are worthy not because of what we produce. But because of who we are."