Ya Basta/Abolish ICE (2018)


Melanie Cervantes
19” x 25”
5-color hand made screenprint, Cougar 100lb archival paper, Printed in Oakland, CA 2018

Ya estoy harta! The U.S. has an extensive history of abuse and degradation of our folks and the recent policy which tears children apart from their families is widely visible and, of course, repugnant and egregious.

No one, let me repeat NO ONE should be locked in a cage...not parents, not children, not people migrating across land or sea, not folks who can't pay cash bail, not folks who violate their probation because they got caught smoking a joint. NO ONE!

And it's definitely about more than private institutions making money from the detention of folks. The carceral colonial project continually builds on legacies of violence. We have to connect the dots and see, as Konstantin Kilibarda notes that it’s time to dismantle "the architectures of global apartheid that mark certain bodies as targets for continuous surveillance, control, regulation, and violence." It's time to take out the trash and dump the PIC! Are you with me? We got to get these babies back to their families and get these folks out of detention/imprisonment.

We have decided to use the screenprinted poster as a fundraising tool. The sale of these prints will be reinvested in printing 12,500 stickers and postersthat can be distributed to community members for free/very low cost (depending on how much we fundraise). Thank you so much for your partnership in this effort!

** Please note the pink in the background is a bright fluorescent color which it is hard to scan. The second picture of the poster is a more accurate representation of that color.

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