Metalsmiths for Change

Amy Solis - @mi_corasol

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  • Regular price $150.00


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AUCTION DETAILS

✨AUCTION✨ This 24-hr auction starts March 3rd at 10am PT and ends March 4th at 10am PT.

HOW TO BID: Comment your bid under the "

🔥PLACE BIDS HERE🔥" comment, and TAG who you are outbidding by clicking "reply" to the highest bidder. 100% of auction proceeds will benefit: @caahealth @black_minds_matter_ & @blackmalevoterproject 

ARTIST: @mi_corasol .
 

ITEM DESCRIPTION: There has not been an era in US history in which the police were not a force of violence against Black people. In the South, policing can be traced back to “Slave Patrol” formed to catch, patrol and prevent the revolt of Black people who were enslaved. These origins of racism and Black oppression at the hands of the state continued through Black Code, the enforcement of Jim Crow Laws, the War on Drugs and mass incarceration. In the US we learn that problems are solved by policing and caging people in jails, prisons, and detention centers.

This continued intergenerational trauma is the main contributor to mental health disparities among Black Americans. The NAACP fact sheet explains that “Police killings of unarmed Black Americans are responsible for more than 50 million additional days of poor mental health per year among Black Americans. This mental health burden is comparable to that associated with diabetes, a disease that strikes 1 in 5 Black Americans.” Black mental health matters because it is a piece to a larger plan of healing that aims to repair a legacy of physical, spiritual, and emotional trauma at the hands of a system which was never meant to protect and serve Black bodies. Black minds matter so we must work towards defunding and abolish police, and invest in Black mental health.

2.25"by 2.5" Materials: Brass and copper. Hand-sawn.

Shipping: Free