Like a lot of folks, I have been struggling to wrap my mind around what is currently happening here in the US. While there are lots of moving parts and issues to address, what disturbs me the most is the idea that many people are being made to feel as if they do not belong here. As if they are not welcome. Let me make this clear: You do belong. You are welcome. No matter where you are from or what you believe.
With the help of friends who are native/fluent speakers of Spanish and Arabic, I created this illustration to let my neighbors know they will always be welcome in our community - regardless of what the country's leader may have led them to believe. Our neighborhood doesn't have a wall or a ban - and we'll do all we can to make sure our nation doesn't as well.
Feel free to download this illustration and print directly from your computer or at your local print shop. Let your neighbors know you feel the same. Post on your door, on the bulletin board at your local community center, windows of a coffee shop, on the walls at the bus station, wherever you think the message needs to be seen.
Don't lose hope, everyone. We're all in this together.