SUPPORT THE COLLEGE OF ETHNIC STUDIES THROUGH ART
This print was originally created in 1973 by Rupert Garcia as a response to deportations happening at that time in the United States. Some of the prints were given by the artist to the organization Centro de Accion Social Autonoma (CASA) and one of its founders, the late Chicano labor and civil rights activist Bert Corona. The posters were given away to community and CASA members and now, almost forty years later, this print has been exhibited in many major museums and is part of a number of important collections.
This new edition was published and printed July 2011 by Dignidad Rebelde in collaboration with Rupert Garcia as a fundraiser for the San Francisco State University's College of Ethnic Studies (COES) and its Community University Empowerment (CUE) Fund.
The CUE Fund is the College’s annual grant program to support socially engaged research, scholarship and community involvement. The grants, available competitively to all COES faculty members, provide seed funding for research projects, events, or creative works that involve active partnerships between faculty, students, and communities served by the College. The projects must have a clear implication and/or community impact of relevance to communities of color.
The prints are being made available through the College at the very attractive price of $500. While the value of the print is estimated to be at least two to four times as great, the artist and the printer, as well as the College, are interested in making this special print available to a range of collectors.