acrylic and ink; 14×11”
“My art piece is about Racism in America and relates to Article 2 of Human Rights, which is “freedom of discrimination. Nowadays, we attack each other based on the stereotypes and the color of the skins. My piece is about justice and to demonstrate that we’re all humans each with a unique difference. The five people in it seem like the most race and/or religions that have been attacked verbally and physically: for instance, Indigenous, Latinx, African American, Asians, and Middle eastern. The peace sign on the banner demonstrates that we shall stop fighting and join together into justice and love.”
BIO: Libby Luna-Badillo is a Grade 12 student at Butler Tech School of Art (SOA).
PROJECT: After learning about human rights in Mrs. Valerie Folz’ Government classes at Butler Tech School of the Arts, 45 high school students chose a human rights issue they wanted to research. Then in Mrs. Mary Catherine Ruby’s Visual Art + Design classes they visually communicated their voice through their art using symbolic imagery to represent the human rights issue they had selected.