Another World/ Peace Prevails (Bham Free Store Benefit) Tee Shirt PRESALE
THE FIRST RUN SOLD OUT SO FAST THANK YOU!!! THIS IS NOW A PRESALE THAT WILL CLOSE JUNE 26TH WITH THE SHIRTS BEING MADE AND SHIPPED WITHIN A MONTH. THANKS FOR THE PATIENCE.
Bear with me on this one. It's long...
The idea for this shirt came to me when I was in Japan and took note of the Peace Poles at most of the temples there and how the idea of peace prevailing on Earth went hand in hand with the often Anarchist saying that "another world is possible". I thought about the different ways in which we seek peace and how it is not always a clear path but, for many people, the goal is peaceful equality.
This shirt shows two different ways people make their voice heard. It features a late 60s photo of people with a vision of a different world in Washington Park, NYC on the front and members of the Zengakuren clashing with police in Tokyo on the back. "Of central concern to the Zengakuren was American military presence in the region, and many of the most violent clashes occurred in demonstrations against the Vietnam War." Both images are juxtaposed with the saying that is somewhat superficially incongruent with the image... but still rings true.
I wanted to use this shirt to support a radical organization that has a visionary idea of what the future could be. Luckily, I found a special place in my hometown of Birmingham, Alabama (serving the greatly overlooked Ensley area on the West side of town where I spent much of my childhood) called The Birmingham Free Store.
"The Birmingham Free Store is a store where everything is Free! Really, it's all Free! Anyone can come to our store in West Birmingham for free food, clothes, hand sanitizer, art supplies, condoms, plan B pills, leftist reading material, period products, and more. No questions asked, no one turned away, and no money exchanged. We are run by an ever expanding network of Anarchists and Abolitionists who believe in mutual aid and Free shopping! The store is your space to imagine a world without capitalism, and begin to build that world for yourself. Find us in Birmingham, Alabama at 2030 Bessemer road, or on Instagram @BhamFreeStore"
We will be donating $7 of the sale of each shirt to them. We sold the first run of 35. With this preorder we can make as many as y'all want before 6/26/20. We will post a receipt on our instagram for the first run on 6/16. The other receipt will be posted when we get the other shirts made and sent out. This is priced to include shipping but if you add the $5 economy shipping I will pass that along to the Free Store as well.
Printed on 100% Cotton shirts in either White or Light Yellow. Front image is Dark Red. Back Image is Dark Purple. Runs true to size. Each Shirt comes with a free sticker too!