Unofficial Voting Station

We Matter 2

by Gwendolyn Madden

In "We Matter 2", I hope to create an easily digestible and shareable resource to help educate and advocate for the mental, physical, and social rights of the incarcerated population. The style presented is a mix of modern and vintage styles, meant to be reminiscent of the 1960s and 70s Black Power and anti-war movements. The information focuses on the general facts and racial disparity surrounding the disenfranchisement of those convicted of a felony. The title is a reference to April of 2020, when jail inmates of Cook County Jail in Chicago wrote the words "Help We Matter 2" in the window of their cell in attempts to call attention to the conditions of incarceration during the COVID pandemic. In the future, I hope to create more of these zines, as well as posters and other artworks to distribute/share in hopes to show as many people as possible the importance of civil rights advocacy for convicted citizens. If you'd like to see more from me, check out my (in progress) website!