Guerilla Art Campaign #NoKidsInCages Protests The Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy

By the end of August, the United States Border Patrol had detained more than 800,000 individuals, including more than 70,000 unaccompanied children. Asylum seekers have found help from Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a nonprofit supported by the #NoKidsInCages campaign that was conceived by the ad agency Badger & Winters.

Twenty-four cages were placed near locations with heavy foot traffic in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Each cage contained a child mannequin wrapped in a foil blanket and was accompanied by an audio recording taken at a detention center that documents crying children and Border Patrol agents mocking those children.

The Women Of RAICES Are Making Immigrants’ Voices Heard

For her 27th birthday this past May, Lucia Allain traveled to the border. A citizen now, she’d grown up undocumented in New York City, a Peruvian immigrant whose mother worked so many hours and spoke so little English that it fell to Allain to attend parent-teacher conferences for her little brother. Birthdays weren’t really a thing. But this year, as part of the traveling she does for her job, she went to El Paso to collect the stories of asylum seekers who’d come to the United States for refuge. The people she met had been allowed in, for now—the fortunate few who would get to plead their cases. But with court dates far in the future, the migrants had been deposited at a bus station. These were stories not of the triumphant “good immigrant,” who’d started a small business or become a doctor or an engineer. Theirs were stories like her own, which so often go unheard.

The 2019 PURPOSE Awards

Recent years have seen purpose and cause marketing move from being a niche activity to a fundamental underpinning of corporate strategy among major corporations and brands, reaching near ubiquity in some industries.

Recent statements about purpose being placed on a par with shareholder value by 181 CEOs from the Business Roundtable and a letter to Senate leaders by 145 CEOs imploring the government to take action on gun violence show business is finally taking social issues seriously.

An Immigrant Rights Group Recruited 10 Street Artists for a Viral Campaign About Child Detention—and They Hope to Bring It to DC Next

On Wednesday morning, a bold guerrilla art installation appeared on the streets of Manhattan, calling attention to the plight of immigrant children currently being forced to live in cages in detention centers on the southern border of the United States. Each of the 24 sculptures depicted a small child, draped in a foil blanket and huddled on the floor of a tiny cage, with disturbing and real audio of crying children who have been separated from their families, recorded by news outlets.

Art instillations appear across NYC protesting separating migrant families: ‘No kids in cages’

An activist group has placed installations depicting child-sized mannequins wrapped in shock blankets in chain-link cages across New York City.

No Kids in Cages, an anti-family separation initiative, launched the moving campaign on Wednesday.

The purpose of the protest was to encourage lawmakers to support the Keep Families Together Act, which forces the state to keep all migrant families together unless there is reason to suspect trafficking or abuse.

‘No niños en jaulas’, la campaña desplegada en Nueva York que aboga por los menores detenidos en la frontera

La ciudad de Nueva York amaneció este miércoles con 25 jaulas que tenían dentro maniquíes revestidos en papel aluminio. Las figuras, que asemejan niños pequeños, están tendidos sobre una alfombra, como dormidos. Alrededor de la jaula, carteles que dicen #NoKidsInCages (No niños en jaulas, en español).

Cada jaula hace referencia a los miles de niños, en su gran mayoría centroamericanos y mexicanos, en centros de detención del gobierno de Estados Unidos en la frontera con México.

With Harrowing Portrayals of Kids in Cages, an Ad Agency Hopes to Reignite Outrage

Pedestrians in New York may have noticed a startling sight while walking the streets yesterday.

Installations made to resemble children sleeping in small cages, wrapped in reflective blankets and accompanied by the message “#NoKidsInCages” were briefly installed around the city before being taken down by police. The installations combine the unsettling imagery resembling children wrapped in blankets with disturbing real audio from the detention centers of children crying out in distress.

Activists left child-sized mannequins in cages around New York this morning

Immigration reform advocates left child-sized mannequins in cages all around New York City early Wednesday morning to protest the treatment of children at immigration detention centers.

The marketing firm Badger & Winters, in support of The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), set up the cages in front of Google and major news organizations throughout the city. The displays included audio of children wailing that RAICES said were recordings of actual detained children crying, obtained by ProPublica in their investigation of families being separated at the US Border.

Art installations blast audio of sobbing, detained children across New York City

It is a pop-up art installation of the most dystopian kind: Small kids curled up underneath foil survival blankets in chain-link cages, with audio of crying detained children wailing through speakers, dropped onto sidewalks throughout New York City.

The guerrilla art installations, 24 in all, were plopped in front of the offices of news organizations, Google and highly trafficked areas of the city on Wednesday, depicting the most vivid sounds and migrant children detained by federal authorities at the U.S. southern border.

NYC Calls Cops On Caged-children Stunt By RAICES And Badger & Winters

Police in New York are reportedly using chainsaws to tear down a series of installations to protest the treatment of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border—just hours after they first appeared on Wednesday morning.

Earlier, thousands of New Yorkers had their journeys to work interrupted by the disturbing sights and sounds of what appeared to be children sobbing inside locked cages at 25 locations all over the city. The installations were part of a protest by Raices, the nonprofit committed to protecting border-crossers, against the Department of Justice’s Zero Tolerance Immigration Enforcement Policy. Raices teamed up with independent agency Badger & Winters to launch the #NoKidsInCages campaign to raise awareness of the practice. The cage installations used dummies, of course, and not real children.