The Butterfly Project

THE BUTTERFLY PROJECT

The Meeting’s Committee for Children and Families (CCF) is joining the Ann Arbor Jewish Sanctuary and Immigration Group and UUAA Immigration Action Coalition in ‘The Butterfly Project’ – a distributed public art project that involves coloring a butterfly poster or creating a butterfly tile for placement in a public place “to remind people that migration is natural and beautiful”. The project hopes to bring attention to the children and adults currently held in detention as a result of U.S. immigration policies and raise awareness of the on-going violations of basic human rights occurring in this country.

We have created individual kits from the supplies it has received that can be either mailed to families or – if it works out – picked up at the Meetinghouse. Participants are requested to decorate the tiles by the 4th Sunday (June 28) so that they can be shared at rise of 11:00 am meeting for worship, and to then return them to the Meetinghouse so CCF can spray them with sealant, and redistribute them for placement along with supplies for a July/August project. The project is not limited to families with children.

To participate, pick up a kit at the meeting house or request one by mail (smargot@gmail.com) and do the following:

  • Decorate ceramic tile(s) with butterflies using permanent markers (like Sharpie pens) and butterfly posters using anything you like.
  • Add a hashtag people can follow to learn more about immigrant rights, e.g., #MigrationIsBeautiful, #FreeThemAll, #NeverAgain, #EndChildDetention, #KeepFamiliesTogether, #DetentionIsDeadly, or #FamiliesBelongTogether.
  • Share your tiles and posters at rise of meeting for worship June 28 (4th Sunday) and return tiles to the Meetinghouse (1420 Hill St.) by July 12 for sealing.
  • Hang your posters and place completed, sealed tiles in public spaces where others will see them.
  • Take a picture of your tile and send it to smargot@gmail.com along with a short description of its location.

Details about ‘The Butterfly Project’ and how you can participate/support the project can be viewed online at: tinyurl.com/AAFM-CCF-Butterfly


Please see the Committe for Children and Families (CCF) page for more details about the Meeting’s children and families programs.

2020-05-31T08:34:57-04:00Children, Highlights|