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Activism through Apparel

These t-shirts were designed for various social causes; using design to start or further discussions on social injustice and creating awareness around catastrophe.

SUNY New Paltz hosts a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. every year at the beginning of the spring semester. The 2015 celebration had a focus on the struggles Black communities are facing from police officers and the [in]justice system. One design highlights Dr. King and the other highlights some of the areas across the country where Black men, women, and children have become victims of excessive force by the police, often resulting in their deaths.

The t-shirt for Japan was designed in response to the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country in 2011. The map shows the area of the coast that was the hardest hit. This t-shirt was part of a group of products designed and sold to raise money to help with relief efforts at the time.