Since 2017, Nebraska Appleseed has partnered with designer and activist Colleen Syron to annually curate a limited-edition Art + Justice Poster Series. These silkscreen posters are unveiled, exhibited, and sold at The Good Apple Awards. All proceeds will then go to Nebraska Appleseed’s fight for justice and opportunity for all.
2017’s theme, Root Down, Rise Up acknowledges the confusion, frustration, and hopelessness many Nebraskans face while alluding to the strength within local grassroots organizations fighting for Justice, Opportunity, Equality, Community, and Democracy.
2017 - present
by Colleen Syron
Paper: French Whip Cream
Colors: PMS # 226, PMS #7404
Inspired by high-school senior Mia Ramsey’s illustration, I wanted the power of the visual to represent all women. Converting the four-color watercolor into a duotone (Pink + Gold) and adding typography we were able to make a broader statement to all women who feel scorned for being outspoken women.
~ Colleen Syron
About Nebraska Appleseed
Appleseed fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans and takes our fight wherever they can do the most good, whether that’s at the courthouse, in the statehouse, or in the community. They believe that every individual in our community matters, deserves to be treated fairly, and has the opportunity to succeed. They think about big, systemic issues that affect thousands of Nebraskans – good jobs and fair wages, access to essential health care, an immigration system that respects families, a better child welfare system that make kids and families whole. They think about society as a whole to ensure every Nebraskan is represented and has a fair shot at achieving the American Dream.
They believe our community and society is stronger if justice and opportunity is real for everyone. The best way to make real change in Nebraska is by working together, building a stronger community as a community. At the end of the day, we’re all “in it” together. By looking out for everyone, we will all rise and prosper together.
Posters can be purchased at the Art + Social Justice website »