Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a systemic approach to complex issues - child welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care, prison reform, and poverty. Assistant Professor Colleen Syron partners with Nebraska Appleseed to annually commission and curate an Art + Justice Poster exhibition.
This year’s theme was Sowing the Seeds of Justice. Real change doesn’t happen overnight, or from the efforts of any one person alone. It takes a community. Advocating for a better community, a different world than what we experience today, demands imagination, hope, and optimism. It requires a recognition that the small acts and work today will grow into something bigger and bolder than the initial seeds we plant. Working together, we are Sowing the Seeds of Justice for a stronger, vibrant, and inclusive community.
"A Threat to Justice" is my response to one of the most pressing issues of our time. It is widely believed that many of our anti-drug laws have racially disfavored African Americans and low-income communities. While recent bipartisan legislation begins to reform some of the sentencing laws that have wrongly and disproportionately harmed African-Americans - “A Threat to Justice” is a call to action, a reminder, and a rally for America to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. words, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”