“It is not enough to think about change. It is not enough to talk about change. It is time to shift gears – marrying movement with intelligent action.” – David Batstone “NOT FOR SALE”
Traditionally an abolitionist was anyone who believed that slavery was wrong and should be outlawed. That is now the case in every nation, yet slavery still persists with over 27 million men, women and children in bondage. The modern abolitionist not only recognizes the injustice of slavery but is compelled to participate in its elimination.
Buy Art Not People supports the Not For Sale Campaign’s approach of open-source activism, that individuals and groups should design their own creative solutions wherever they live. This allows modern abolitionists to effectively leverage social power while collaborating with others to exchange ideas and share resources. Buy Art Not People is one expression of that.
Ways to Get Involved & Start Creating Change
1. BECOME A BUY ART NOT PEOPLE MEMBER!!
More info to come very soon! Stay tuned for membership opportunities!
2. CREATE ARTWORK WITH A MESSAGE
If you’re an artist, consider what message you are portraying in the content of your artwork. Are you supporting the types of behaviors that continue the demand for sex or labor trafficking? Or are you creating art that gives value to each human being equally in turn shaping our culture to think otherwise?
3. STAY UPDATED
Become a fan of the BANP Facebook page.
4. PURCHASE ARTWORK
We have artwork available for purchase in an online album. The proceeds will go to BANP for future events as well as creating a sustainable organization. More details soon to come! Check back for updates on BANP the organization!
5. PARTICIPATE in BANP Events
Artists: If you’re an artist and interested in using your passion and creativity to help combat modern slavery, contact BANP at email@example.com to learn more.
6. SPREAD THE WORD
Everyone can help raise awareness by telling friends and family about BANP. Go to our facebook page (make sure you’re a fan) and then click “Suggest to Friends”.
“There are times to read history, and there are times to make history. It is we who are on the stage, and we can change the winds of history with our actions. Future generations will look back to judge our choices and be inspired or disappointed” -
David Batstone, Not For Sale Campaign