Illustrators Raise Voices and Banners in Immigration Policy Protest
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Illustrators Raise Voices and Banners in Immigration Policy Protest

Many children’s book illustrators have joined forces with author and audio producer Julie Burstein and Pippin Properties creative director Holly McGhee, to make available images for posters that can be printed and carried by people marching in protest of the U.S. government’s recently rescinded policy of separating the children of undocumented immigrants from their families. The images can be downloaded at the newly launched website raisingourvoices.today , which is the brainchild of Burstein and McGhee, who are friends. McGhee says she had been sharing protest art by friend and longtime Pippin client Edel Rodriguez on social media with “increasing frequency” in light of the public outcry against the separation of families and detainment of children. “He came over from Cuba as a boy on the Mariel Boatlift, and here he was using his freedom of speech to protect all of us,” said McGhee. “I was so inspired.” "Where Are the Children?" poster by illustrator Edel Rodriguez. Burstein, who follows McGhee on social media noted, “When I saw the haunting Edel Rodriguez image that Holly posted on Facebook, inspired by the Goya painting “Saturn Devouring His Children,” I was so moved, and wanted to figure out a way to share […]

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