by Barbie Clervil
Branches United Methodist Is the nonprofit organization I selected for this poster campaign series. The reason I chose them is simply because they are more than an organization. THE reason I state that their more than an organization is due to the fact that they see each other as a second family. Branches United Methodist is an institution that works with youth and adults to assist them in their lives and guide them hand in hand.MY poster series was created to embody the Code and mentality of the staff at Branches. Which is to go, and lend a helping hand, whether it be for the community or a member of the congregation. The reason I chose to use hands for the main visuals was due to the fact that Branches takes it to the next step. Instead of an organization building itself up. The people of Branches band together as a collective to build the world around. Which demonstrated to me personally that this was an institution that I could see myself being apart off.
All in all Branches is program is structured in a three tier set up. In which the grow programs help enrich and build students that fall in to the Grades of Kindergarten through 5th grade. While the Climb Program is structured for middle school and high school students. Finally the achieve program which helps with managing finances and prepping you to battle the real world.
We often forget about our dependency on our oceans; from the food we eat to the air we breath. We have to share this Earth with every living creature on this planet; as humans, we’ve only taken. By disregarding nature and hurting our planet for our gains and benefits we forget how much we rely on it everyday. We must educate ourselves to understand what we have done to our world, and use all of our resources to the best of our abilities to fix it.
I selected Ocean Conservancy because it focuses on battling climate change, protecting the arctic, combating acidification, and cleaning up trash that threatens our oceans as well as the well being of all humans and wildlife as a whole. The ocean is important to me; it is beautiful, mysterious, and terrifying. As a Miami-born South Floridian, the ocean is a big part of my life and my identity. But right now, the ocean and its inhabitants are hurting, and I truly believe the best way to combat this epidemic, is through education and action.
According to Article 5 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Yet, our very own President of the United States, our leader of the “Free World” as said countless times that “torture works”, that he will do everything in his power to “bring it back”. Using over 30 different articles I found on the subject of torture related to Trump, I was genuinely surprised to find so much information in such a short amount of time. Articles ranging from: his campaign trails, some before and after he won the presidency, and even others after his inauguration! I took screenshots of the articles from various sources such as the New York Times, the LA Times, CNN, The Guardian, even Business Insider! Using a black background and a large san serif font, I tried to put emphasis on the words first, so the reader will know instantly what the topic is about, but have to look closer at the articles if they want to know where the topic stems from, and potentially inspire them to do their own research on the subject. For your information Mr. President, torture DOES NOT work!
Middle Eastern girls and women face oppression every day of their lives. Many of them compare the feeling to “being invisible” almost like a ghost. I wanted to incorporate friendly childish ignorance trying to make her feel welcome, but at the same time use the “ghost” theme as “invisible” or “translucent”.