Refugees Welcome Here
For a couple of months now, my wife and I have have had yard signs out in front of our house expressing support for immigrants, and for Black Lives Matter. The first sign below was one we had seen all over our son’s neighborhood in Washington, DC, but we hadn’t seen them in Boston yet, so I went looking for a source.
When I mentioned this at a neighborhood meeting to view the recent ACLU “Trump Resistance Training,” a number of people expressed interest in doing the same. So I volunteered to pull together some information on how to get yard signs and posters relating to the refugee crisis. Here’s some of what I found:
We’re Glad You’re Our Neighbor
This design was created by Immanuel Mennonite Church, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. You can download the 18 X 24 inch poster, free, from Welcome Your Neighbors. If you don’t have access to a large-format color printer, Staples and similar places can do these (not cheap). Better yet, you may know someone who can do it at their office or institution. Worst case, print it in whatever size and color your printer can manage. NOTE: The poster as shown here is in Spanish, English, and Arabic. It is also available with the English center panel, plus a wide range of other languages in the top & bottom panels. You can also order the poster as a weatherproof yard sign with metal stand and it’s even available on T-shirts.
Refugees Are Welcome Here…
Everyone is Welcome Here
I don’t have anything else helpful to say, but thought I would include a few images I came across from another country dealing with similar issues, Australia, whose policies are, if anything, harsher than our own. I guess, if nothing else, oppression can produce good graphics.
The “No Way” poster on the left below, in case it’s not clear, is an anti-immigrant poster issued by the Australian government, which is arguably even more anti-immigrant than our own. The “Welcome” poster beside it is a response. In case the print below is to small to read, the banner at the bottom reads, “The current Australian Government does not speak for all of its citizens.”
For Immigrants/Refugees in the United States:
Working Internationally or Primarily Outside the U.S.
UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency)
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