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Healing Justice SB announces Art is Activism campaign

Healing Justice SB, a Black-led and Black-centered organizing collective based in Santa Barbara County, announces its Art is Activism campaign, which is described as a visual representation of solidarity. As part of the online campaign, Healing Justice SB will showcase a variety of installation photography from several contributors through its website and social media pages.


“Through design, body paint, floral, and photography, we captured powerful images for a diverse demographic of real people. Our models came from different backgrounds, professions, age groups, and orientations,” Leticia Forney Resch, creative director of the project, said in a press release.

Healing Justice SB will release different photos from the campaign daily on its Instagram page (@healing_justice_sb) and hopes these images will inspire viewers to participate in local, state, and federal political actions, according to the release. 

“All communities who have the privilege of voting must show up for each other,” Resch said. “We must act with urgency and intention, to uplift the most marginalized voices and demand change in our systems.”

Participating artists in the campaign include Terra Cobian Photography, Emily Ritter with Anna Delores Photography, and Michelle Ramirez Photography. Painters Chante Glover with Copper Raven Studios and Chelsea Willett with Chelsea Willett Designs created illustrations of key voting issues for the project.

Healing SB was formed in response to the destabilizing impacts of racism and “aspires to build resilient communities for the African diaspora and other marginalized people along the Central Coast.” 

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