International Women's Day - 100 Years of Women, Unions, Rights & Power

Social Justice Posters
24 x 18 inches

This piece commemorated the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day (March 8), a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. The image depicts a Latina worker organizing her community to stand up for the rights of immigrants. Behind her is a depiction of a feminine figure symbolizing both Mother Earth and every woman on the planet. There is no eye on the figure because the woman is all of us.

In my art practice, I intentionally draw women as powerful, bold, and inspiring beings. One of the greatest challenges for me growing up was to gain my self-esteem as a young woman of color in a culture centered white women. I became an artist to claim my voice, and to show women of color in our fullest capacity.

This piece was commissioned by Public Services International (PSI), a union based in Geneva, Switzerland, that represents 650 public sector trade unions and their 20 million public sector workers—the majority of whom are women.

Click Me