Shepard has donated an Obama HOPE gold screen print and an Israel/Palestine Signed stencil collage fine art piece to the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights is a nonprofit charitable organization that works to realize Robert F. Kennedy’s dream of a peaceful and just world through domestic and international programs that help the disadvantaged and oppressed, build our next generation of leaders, and tackle the toughest problems facing our society.
The Gold Obama Hope is a Gold Serigraph on 100% Cotton Rag Paper, 14″ x 10″, Signed.
The Israel/Palestine pieceis on Mix Media on Stencil Collage on 100% Cotton Rag Paper, 44″ x 60″, Signed.
The bidding ends on May 28, 2009 and you can already start bidding on it now!
More about the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights:
Robert F. Kennedy boldly faced tough problems and challenged the comfortable and complacent. To keep his vision alive, his family and friends founded a living memorial in 1968. The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights is dedicated to advancing the human rights movement through providing innovative support to courageous human rights defenders around the world who have won the RFK Human Rights Award.
A few examples of their work over the past year includes:
– Working with local leaders in Darfur to develop a framework for a peace and reconciliation process which rehabilitates survivors of torture and sexual violence
– Empowering the survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to return home through founding a national legislative campaign aimed at creating 100,000 job and training opportunities for residents to rebuild Gulf Coast communities and restore the environment.
– Working with a Chadian lawyer to found the first-ever public interest law firm in Chad, giving impoverished residents unprecedented access to justice and support in the fight for social, economic and environmental rights.
– Moving McDonald’s towards reaching a historic human rights agreement with U.S. farm workers in their supply chains to improve wages and work towards ending modern day slavery in America’s fields.
Additionally every year we honor leading investigative journalists and authors who bring light to injustice through the RFK Book and Journalism Awards.
Through the combined power of arts and education, the RFK Memorial’s SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER program seeks to proactively engage the general public by bringing human rights activists and their work into contact with ever-increasing audiences. Over the past four years, SPEAK TRUTH has grown from a book by Kerry Kennedy exploring the courage in the words of leading human rights defenders to a moving and inspirational play by Ariel Dorfman, a photographic exhibition by Pulitzer Prize-winner Eddie Adams, a PBS documentary, an educational packet, and a series of public service announcements.