RG x Cas Parto
Casandra Parto, visual artist with a background in design based in Vancouver, BC.
If there are any learnings to be taken away from today’s climate, is it that we are stronger together. This design pays homage to both past and present forces of unity. As it has for decades, the raised fist symbolizes unity for many civil rights movements, but most notably Black Power. Currently, the black square on social media is the viral international symbol of 2020’s ‘Blackout Tuesday’ - an online peaceful protest for racism and police brutality.
Individuals and organizations are coming together to stand up for what is right and what matters #BlackLivesMatter It is important to start by helping those in our own backyard, so we would love to start locally."
All proceeds will be donated to Hogan’s Alley Society.
Hogan’s Alley Society is a non-profit organization of activists, professionals, artist, academics, and organizations committed to educating the community about the racialized and physical erasure of Hogan’s Alley: which was home to Vancouver’s Black population. HAS adopts a research driven approach rooted in historical accuracy, recognition and celebration, while building future infrastructure for BIPOC communities to equally participate in affordable, city building initiatives.
Shipping will begin July 6th, 2020.
Roden Gray Community is a shared platform of cultural connectivity. It is also a space of intersection for creative and disparate voices to come together in unified dialogue. Recent events have had us reflect on ways we could show our support. These curated, community-sourced releases are our first response to the ongoing issue of systemic racism. All purchases profits from these releases will go directly to artist chosen charities that further the greater Black Lives Matter movement.View Collection