September 26, 2018

Amplifier is working to get art out in a way that will reach a critical mass and calls students to ask questions, think about the art and the message behind it, and create an understanding of the world around them. #WeTheFuture will be addressing a number of topics. It’s a template created for students to understand exactly how you can use images, symbols and people who have done real work to bring up issues that those students want to see addressed. It will showcase that we all, young and old, have the ability within their own lives to create things that create change. – Shepard

Last year, We The People, a nonpartisan public art campaign by Amplifier, pushed back against the fear and bigotry surfaced during the 2016 presidential campaign, flooding the streets of Washington, D.C. and of cities and towns in 195 countries worldwide with new images of hope.

This year, Amplifier is shifting from our streets to our schools as we launch the next chapter of this project, We The Future—and we need your help.

Students spend an average of 1,200 hours a year in school, and in today’s climate of unprecedented fear and disinformation, what they see on their classroom walls-or don’t see- matters more than ever. Amplifier’s We The Future campaign will deliver free art and accompanying lesson plans to more than 20,000 classrooms during the 2018/2019 school year. These physical prints and digital toolkits outline clear paths to action that any student can follow.

The new We The Future portrait series showcases 10 young leaders who represent 10 diverse movements, each carrying the energy of countless communities from every background. In partnership with artists Shepard Fairey, Rommy Torrico, Monk One, and Kate Deciccio, we invite you to join us in our campaign to support these icons as they draft and pass legislation, mobilize the youth vote, and lead efforts on criminal justice reform, queer justice, immigration justice, immigrant rights, gun violence prevention, disability justice, youth literacy, and climate justice.

JOIN AMPLIFIER AND 20,000 EDUCATORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO TELL A NEW STORY ABOUT THE FUTURE OF AMERICA! Contribute even one dollar to We The Future, and you will be helping bringing this work into a classroom. Let’s make history again and support this next generation of leaders!

Support the Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amplifierfoundation/we-the-future-art-for-the-classroom-and-beyond?utm_source=MASTER&utm_campaign=7cf8f7f76c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_12_12_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_37c01970b3-7cf8f7f76c-560649937&mc_cid=7cf8f7f76c&mc_eid=b1a9739d56

Visit Amplifier: https://amplifier.org/campaigns/we-the-future/ for more info!