“This is what solidarity looks like!”
CeCe McDonald is inspiring solidarity outside the walls at St. Cloud prison, in Minnesota, U.S. Neither prison administrator nor SWAT teams can stop this solidarity from growing.
I’m asking for help from photographers/activists who have made photos that show solidarity with CeCe McDonald.
I’ve asked for permission to include your photo/s in a solidarity slide show that will be part of a multi-media dedication to free CeCe McDonald. I am dedicating the 20th anniversary author’s free online edition of Stone Butch Blues to the struggle to free CeCe.
Already, more than 20 photographers/activists have already contributed scores of individual photos, and photos series for this slide show, titled “This is what solidarity looks like.”
GETTING IT RIGHT
& IN WRITING
Please contribute a photo/s. Please also fill out a photo information/photo credit forms. (see urls below)
If I make an error in putting up your photo information, please assume good will. I’ll thank you for amending the public record and make the correction as quickly as I can.
Since others are prepared to help if I am not free to continue working on this photographic solidarity effort, it’s important that all information be in written form.
And, it is also important that you get the credit you deserve for your contribution to this slide show. My goal is that each person feels good about taking part in it, and feels that their rights have been respected at every step of the way.
WORK IN PUBLIC
I don’t want the collection of photographs, and labeling of photo information, to be disrupted by my trial—scheduled to begin Dec. 12, 2012.
So I’ve created a transparent, publicly-viewable work-space set on my flickr site. The set is titled: “This is what solidarity looks like!”
I’ve only uploaded photographs for which I have received written photo information/photo credit. I’ve recorded on the flickr work set all the photo information and photo credit that I received from the photographers.
This flickr set allows photographers, and those in the photographs, to develop the captions, correct any errors, name themselves, or request that the photo be removed. I will remove any photograph without question, if asked.
Please respect the photo credit and rights of each photographer by asking for further use. All photographers: Feel free to add your own contact information on your photo on flickr.
TRIAL/JAIL: KEEP SENDING PHOTOS
You can send me photos right up until I leave to travel to Minneapolis, on Dec. 11.
You can hand me photos and forms any day I’m in court on trial.
You can keep sending photos if I’m in jail.
And you can hand me photos/forms the day I step out of jail, because I’ll go right back to working on this photographic solidarity with CeCe McDonald’s struggle.
FREE CECE NOW!!
Photo information/photo credit forms: