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2019 Take a Stand for the Revolution Award

Nominations are now closed, the winner will be announced at the Freedom Fund Dinner.

The award winner will receive $500 total, $250 for them and $250 for them to contribute to an organization of their choice.

The movement imprinted Art auction

The artwork created in the exhibit was created by UMD Graphic Design students. The printing was provided by our generous sponsor, The UMD VizLab. 50% or more of proceeds will go towards the Duluth NAACP. Bidding ends on Friday, February 22, 6:30pm at the Freedom Fund Dinner.

This exhibit is the outcome of UMD Assistant Professor Terresa Moses' assignment “The Movement Imprinted: Moments in the Movement,” in which Moses asks her students to create pieces based on the African-American experience, and she specified that their design should emulate an African-American graphic designer. Along with the posters, the winning bid will also receive a designed booklet that details information about the song, musician, designer, and the student's progress.

Bid on artwork at the auction site below.



Mary Canty Merrill, she/her

The Chief Creative Officer of Merrill Consulting Associates, a professional services firm based in Denver, Colorado. A fierce advocate for racial justice and equality, Dr. Mary endeavors to raise awareness and increase knowledge of the breadth and depth of institutionalized racism by deepening understanding of the dynamics of oppression at the individual, group, cultural and systems levels. Having authored three books and written the Foreword to several others, Dr. Mary’s most recent literary project—scheduled to launch in early 2019—is entitled, Why Black Lives Matter (Too): Voices of Our Youth. It is Part 2 of her popular and thought-provoking anthology, Why Black Lives Matter (Too): A Revolutionary Call to Action. As a seasoned professional and social justice advocate, Dr. Mary is committed to developing viable solutions that address critical issues by examining race, improving relations and getting to collective impact.


Sandra Oyinloye, she/her

Sandra is an advocate, programs coordinator, and mentor to young people in the Duluth community. Sandra is a co-founder of DanSan Creatives which has birthed “ARE”, a spoken word group in Duluth seeking to give youth voices a platform through creative expression and the MixTape Project, another arts-based program which focuses on music as a form of healing and expression for youths in detention centers. With a degree in Sociology, she has worked as a Women’s Advocate at a women’s shelter, Youth Worker with Girl Power! Girls Restorative Justice Program Coordinator with Men As Peacemakers and is currently working at the University of Minnesota Duluth within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.