We received many fantastic applications this year highlighting the inspiring work of many activists and communities. It was a difficult decision, and after much discussion we have decided to donate the poster design and printing to the National Day Laborer Organizing Network for the campaign against the anti-immigrant program Secure Communities. We are also excited to donate a poster design to Birthright Unplugged in support of the international Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel’s illegal apartheid wall.
About National Day Labor Organizing Network
NDLON improves the lives of day laborers in the United States. To this end, NDLON works to unify and strengthens is member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights. NDLON fosters safer more humane environments for day laborer, both men and women, to earn a living, contribute to society, and integrate into the community.
About Birthright Unplugged and the BDS Movement
Birthright Unplugged offers opportunities for people to gain knowledge through first-hand experiences and to use that knowledge to make positive change in the world. The organization began, in part, as a response to fully-funded, Jewish-only trips to Israel and as a rejection of the notion of a “birthright” for Jewish people to the land of Israel/Palestine. Israel has denied Palestinians the internationally recognized right of return for refugees, instead creating a “Law of Return” that extends citizenship benefits to any person of Jewish heritage, thereby excluding millions of Palestinians from living in the land in which they were born.
Over the past several years, Birthright Unplugged has focused their work on supporting Palestinian led non-violent campaigns of all kinds that seek to pressure Israel to comply with international law. They support participants’ involvement in human rights-based and justice-oriented efforts, including contributing to the international Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. This movement is a direct response to the 2005 call from Palestinian civil society and is modeled after the ultimately successful boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement against South African apartheid.