Josh Sperling

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The US government has a proven history of implementing legislation that is racist. The unjust consequences of these racist laws have spread to many parts of our society. Voting, education, community and policing will all need to be reformed. For this reason I had a hard time choosing just one organization to support. Instead the proceeds from this painting will be split equally between 15 different organizations fighting for racial justice.

— Josh Sperling

15 Organizations Fighting for Racial Justice

Justice for All Action Fund: Justice for All currently operates several campaigns and programs to address issues that do not receive enough international, public and political support.

Black Lives Matter Global Network:
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by state and vigilantes.

National Bail Out:
The National Bail Out collective is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration.

Know Your Rights Camp:
Their mission is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.

Black Voters Matter Fund:
Black Voters Matter goal is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. Effective voting allows a community to determine its own destiny.

BYP100 is a National, member-based organization of Black 18-35 year old activists and organizers, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. This is done through building a network focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy, and political education while using a Black queer feminist lens.

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund:
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.

The National Police Accountability Project:
The central mission of NPAP is to promote the accountability of law enforcement officers and their employers for violations of the Constitution and the laws of the United States.

Color of Change Education Fund:
Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us.

Unicorn Riot:
Unicorn Riot is dedicated to exposing root causes of dynamic social and environmental issues through amplifying stories and exploring sustainable alternatives in today’s globalized world.

Advancement Project:
Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. Rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice, we exist to fulfill America’s promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy.

Higher Heights for America:
Higher Heights is the political home for Black women and allies to unleash collective organizing power from the voting booth to elected office.

Fair Fight Action:
Fair Fight brings awareness to the public on election reform, advocates for election reform at all levels, and engages in other voter education programs and communications.

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute:
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people. They do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.

National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition:
The National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition is the only social justice organization led by black trans people to collectively address the inequities faced in the black transgender human experience.

The National Bail Out collective is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration. We are people who have been impacted by cages — either by being in them ourselves or witnessing our families and loved ones be encaged. We are queer, trans, young, elder, and immigrant.

— National Bail Out

Josh Sperling

Josh Sperling

Josh Sperling (b. in 1984, Oneonta, New York) works in the grey area between painting and sculpture, and skillfully manipulates color, canvas, light and shadow to create bold post-painterly pieces. Sperling's work remains profoundly contemporary, but is often inspired by historic references. From 1960's geometric abstraction to Keith Haring's use of line in the 1980s, Sperling continuously studies form and color to create new and surprising compositions. By using a layered plywood technique Sperling is able to play with light and shadow to produce an illusion of depth with a single shade.

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