Stickers by Sticker App

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The Molly Crabapple store now includes vibrant 5×3″ vinyl stickers of the red Fuck You print design, created by the fine people at Sticker App! Sticker App creates custom stickers of all sizes and graciously sponsored us for this first run!

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Each sticker is die cut, printed in high quality, UV resistant ink and good for indoor and outdoor application. You can pick them up in our online store for $5/ea.

Stickers by Sticker App

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The Molly Crabapple store now includes vibrant 5×3″ vinyl stickers of the red Fuck You print design, created by the fine people at Sticker App! Sticker App creates custom stickers of all sizes and graciously sponsored us for this first run!

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Each sticker is die cut, printed in high quality, UV resistant ink and good for indoor and outdoor application. You can pick them up in our online store for $5/ea.

Jeel School Mural

Molly again participated in Zeitouna, a program aimed at aiding and inspiring the youngest victims of the Syrian crisis. Alongside other mentors, she returned to Reyhanli, Turkey to paint murals for the Jeel School for Syrian refugee children.

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Like these? Consider donating to Karam Foundation, a grassroots organization working on both sides of the border.

Nine Months Later

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Rikers seems an unlikely destination for perhaps the most important citizen journalist of the last year. But though the video Orta shot was shared around the world, he stayed right where he was, a young, working-class Latino man in Staten Island. Anyone in circumstances like those would be vulnerable to police harassment—and doubly so when you make it your business to watch and record the cops and their abuses …

Orta described police violence as being endemic to Staten Island, and in the summer of 2014, he began to document it. Of the videos Orta told me he shot, he posted a just one on his YouTube channel, on July 12, 2014. In it, a gang of white cops force a handcuffed black man into the pavement. As two officers hold the victim down, another officer systematically beats the man’s legs with his baton. The man is not seen resisting arrest.

“Y’all tough as hell with them sticks,” Orta can be heard saying while holding the camera. When a bystander complains, police slam him onto the pavement, then arrest him.

“Nine Months After He Filmed Eric Garner’s Killing, the Cops Are Trying to Put Ramsey Orta Behind Bars,” Molly Crabapple for VICE

How police profile and shame sex workers

In May 2013, Monica Jones, a student and LGBT activist at Arizona State University, was arrested for “manifesting prostitution.” Monica said she just accepted an undercover officer’s offer of a ride home from her favorite bar. Monica is among the tens of thousands of people arrested every year for prostitution-related offenses. According to the FBI, police arrested over 57,000 people on such charges in 2011. The vast majority were women.

— via Fusion

Zeitouna Spring 2015

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ZEITOUNA is a creative therapy and physical wellness program designed to inspire and heal the youngest victims of the Syrian humanitarian crisis: the children.

Karam Foundation’s Innovative Education programs counters these traumatic factors by instilling a love of creativity and athletic sports, caring for the youths’ physical and mental wellbeing, restoring confidence by building trusting bonds between mentor and child, exposing youth to advanced technology, and developing leadership skills for the future.

ZEITOUNA SPRING 2015 will take place on April 26-30 in the Jeel School for Syrian refugees in Reyhanli, Turkey. Our fourth Zeitouna mission will be lead by over 30 mentors traveling from around the world. They will serve over 350 Syrian students, grades 1-8, who are currently displaced along the Syrian-Turkish border.

The theme of this year’s Zeitouna program is Holistic Healing. The program focuses on serving the psycho-social needs of refugee students because educating also requires healing from the trauma of war and displacement. Zeitouna’s professional, multi-talented team includes therapists, dentists, doctors, writers, photographers, artists, architects, athletes and journalists. These mentors are experienced in working with children and are dedicated to their learning and development. They are not only experts in their fields, but also in the use of their work to serve the physical and psychological health of refugee youth.

Molly Crabapple is proud to work with Zeitouna yet again this year in creating new murals for the school with their students. For more info, and the option to donate, please click here.

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Photos from 2014 Zeitouna project.

George Polk Awards at LIU

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DANGEROUS LINES:
CARTOONISTS AND OTHER SUBVERSIVES

P A N E L I S T S
GARRY TRUDEAU, the new George Polk Career achievement winner
JULES FEIFFER, prize-winning cartoonist, author, and playwright
DJANGO GOLD, senior writer for The Onion
MOLLY CRABAPPLE, artist, writer and contributing editor for VICE

KUMBLE THEATER AT LIU BROOKLYN
Thursday, April 9, 2015 • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
• download flyer
RSVP
info@kumbletheater.org or (718) 488-1624

REGISTER NOW

 

Young New Yorkers

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New York is one of only two states that arrests and sentences 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. Each year, 25,000 16- and 17-year-olds are prosecuted as adults in New York City, leaving them with a criminal record that affects their ability to get a job, an education and housing. Young New Yorkers provides court-mandated arts-based programs that allow participants’ cases to be sealed upon completion. In addition, each program culminates in an art exhibition of the participants’ art works, giving members of the criminal justice system an opportunity to re-meet these young people beyond their rap sheets.

Young New Yorkers 2015 Silent Art Auction

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Joseph Gross Gallery
548 West 28th Street, Suite 232
New York, NY 10001
6-10 pm

Auction is now live and can be found here. Tickets are available here.

And feel free to RSVP to the event on Facebook.