Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice: Online Art and Jewelry Auction

This year’s theme, Caminamos: Justice for Immigrant Women, will invite the nation to join us in moving toward a brighter future for immigrant women and their families. NLIRH has secured beautiful artwork and jewelry from extremely talented in-kind donors who care deeply about social justice, human rights, and Latinas.

Art and jewelry not your thing? Still want to show some love for our work with immigrant women? Please consider donating $10 to show your support from afar! All proceeds from this auction and donations will support NLIRH's critical work on reproductive justice and immigrant women.

 

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL 12 WONDERFUL ITEMS!

 

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

International street photographer Eric Kim is supporting the 2nd Annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice through his donation of four museum quality prints for our online and silent auction. As our event asks to caminamos - walk together - to elevate the voices and experiences of immigrant women, these photographs ask the viewer to look closer to see the story of the subject through the stranger's footwear. Where have they been? Where are they going? Could they be someone you know? What do they need? How can you help? How can you celebrate with them? 

CLICK HERE to bid on these art pieces.
Online bidding will close on AUGUST
5th, 2011 at NOON.


Person wearing dark pants, focused on their red high heeled shoes

SOLD!

 

Picture of pant legs and a skateboard

Do you like this piece? Click here to bid on Skateboard. Minimum Bid: $85


Eic Kim Shoe Photo #3

SOLD!

 

Eric Kim Shoe Photo #4

Do you like this piece? Click here to bid on Soda and Juice. Minimum Bid: $85

 

ORGANIC JEWELRY

Organic Colombian "Tagua" Seed Rings – Designed by Linhardt Design

Each of the below rings were individually hand-carved from a tagua seed, which comes from the Tagua Palm Tree. The shape stems from a special "knot" in the seed and is shaped from there, keeping in mind the seed’s natural shape. Tagua is also known as "vegetable ivory" since it carves like ivory but is a 100% organic material grown in the lush vegetation of Colombia. Each ring was individually carved from a seed which has different shapes and forms, thus each ring is unique and one-of-a-kind. Tagua provides an alternative to cutting down rainforests for farming, and does not contribute to elephants being killed for the ivory in their tusks. A percentage of Linhardt Design’s proceeds helps support artisans in Colombia.

Care: Do not dip or soak in water. Tagua is a natural material and "breathes" (expands/contracts) with extreme temperatures and high/low humidity. You want to treat it as if it was a piece of hard wood - keep away from extreme temperatures and humid/dry conditions (do not store near an a/c or heater.)

For more information on Linhardt Design and the tagua seed, take a look at this video.

Linhardt Design Logo

CLICK HERE to bid on these art pieces.
Online bidding will close on AUGUST
5th, 2011 at NOON.

Organic Colombian "Tagua" Seed Ring (Café)

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Click here to bid on this Organic Colombian "Tagua" Seed Ring (Café) - Size 4.75   
Minimum Bid: $79

 

Organic Colombian "Tagua" Seed Ring (Smoke)

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Click here to bid on this Organic Colombian "Tagua" Seed Ring (Smoke) - Size 6.5
Minimum Bid: $79


Organic Colombian "Tagua" Seed Ring (Café)

Organic Colombian "Tagua" Seed Ring (Smoke) - Size 5.75
SOLD!

 

Linhardt Design’s Tagua Ring was recently featured in Vogue!

Photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia July 2011

MORE FINE ART

 

Untitled Portrait. By Lisa Donahue. Bid for Untitled Portrait here.  In Obama's 2008 presidential campaign he promised immigration reform. Obama failed at his promise. There has been three times the number of deportations in Obama’s first year in office than any given year of the Bush administration. This portrait speaks to the absurdity of calling people like the woman in this portrait illegal aliens, and emphasizes their humanity.

“Todas Las Manos Preparan La Misma Masa en el Mundo” By Guille J. Bid for Las Manos Preparan here. Translated: “Every hand prepares the same dough in the world.” What I want to say with this statement and the reason for painting this woman is that we are all equal. We all work with our hands to eat. Just because we are from another country, doesn’t mean that we are not people, that we don’t think, that we don’t do and that we don’t feel…that not even our hearts beat with the rest of the world. 

 

“El Soñador” By Guille J. Translated: “The Dreamer.” Your imagination works much faster than your steps.  I dreamt, I yearned and I imagined a family and everyone has had these dreams.

SOLD!

 

“Sueño con el regreso”  Guille J. Bid on Sueno here. Translated: “I Dream of the Return.” The United States is the country that many long for and that many want to leave.  When they are old and maybe they’ll go, already dead, that is their return.

 

“Al Otro Lado del Río” By Guille J. Translated: “On the Other Side of the River.” He who reads, he who thinks, and he who decides, and who doesn’t regret crossing.

SOLD!