15 Wishes From BSA To You: Wish No. 15: Join an Uprising

We’re finishing the decade and we’re completing the year. More importantly, you are still here. And so is our holiday tradition of BSA wishes for the new year.

Certainly there is much work to be done, and we believe that art and the creative spirit can heal our people, our cities, our nations, our planet. May we all look toward 2020 with a clear vision.

At BSA our hearts are full and our minds are untroubled as we look confidently toward these new days- with hopes and wishes for the New Year – and a daily image that inspired us in 2019.

15.

Join An Uprising

The peoples’ hands in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo ©Federico Parra

No meaningful structural or societal change ever happened out of the charity of those in power.

This year we witnessed uprisings of people in the streets including but not limited to Hong Kong, Iran, Barcelona, Paris, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Malta, Moscow, Israel, Palestine, Serbia, Sudan, Montenego – check out this amazing list.

Street Art has its roots in protest, in its insistence on being seen by the people, on being considered, on being heard. With multinationals, institutional corruption, and unbridled greed pushing us all back on our heels, you can expect to see a lot more protests in the streets around the world in 2020. We wish you the courage to rise up and join the people and get your voice heard – that is part of what true democracy looks like.

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