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The Drug War is a Failure

ID Number: 43139
Maker: Favianna Rodriguez; Justseeds; CultureStrike; Mullowney Printing Company
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: 2012
Place Made: United States: California, Oakland
Measurements: 45.7 cm x 30.5 cm; 18 in x 12 in
Main Subject: Alcohol, Tobacco & Drugs; Mexico (North America); United States of America (North America)
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
60,000 Dead In Mexico $1 Trillion Wasted Millions Jailed In The U.S. The Drug War Is A Failure

Acquisition Number: 2013-109

Part of Migration Now portfolio compiled by Justseeds and CultureStrike; artist's signature on verso. Description from Portfolio: Rodriguez was inspired to develop this piece upon meeting members of the historic Caravan for Peace, a Trans-border group of mothers, fathers, children and families from Mexico who traveled around the United States to call attention to the violence in Mexico caused by the drug war. As of August 2012, more than 60,000 people have been killed in drug violence in Mexico, and over 160,000 have been displaced. The caravan was founded by poet Javier Sicilia, whose son Juan Francisco was murdered along with six friends in March of 2011. The caravan represents an unprecedented effort by Mexican civil society to impact U.S. thinking and policy, and this was precisely what inspired the artist to develop a piece celebrating this effort and calling for an end to the drug war.

Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG for educational and research purposes only. Distribution or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

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