Justice

Viral Images People Are Sharing to Help Cope With President Trump's Travel Ban

January 31st 2017

By:
Almie Rose

In the wake of Trump's travel ban, people all over the world have been taking action by protesting or speaking out; while others have been making a difference by sharing artwork on social media as an act of solidarity and acceptance.

One Twitter user, Hank Green, tweeted on Jan. 28 a call out for artwork in support of Muslims, immigrants and refugees. For each reply he wrote that he would make a $5 donation to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). 

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday, which prohibited people from seven Muslim countries from entering or re-entering the United States for 90 days. It also indefinitely banned the entrance of Syrian refugees to the country. The powerful illustrations below are just some of the images that have either gone viral since Trump's immigration order or were submitted in response to Green. 

1. "All Lives Matter?"

This illustration by cartoonist Matt Bors appears to be a response to what some perceive as hypocrisy from the all lives matter proponents. 

2. "Muslims Welcome." 

"Muslims Welcome" was created by an artist named Jamie and it has been retweeted over 3,000 times with more than 6,000 likes. The artist is selling the image on T-shirts, sweatshirts, and other goods, with profits going to the ACLU.

3. An embrace from Lady Liberty. 

Artist "JENN²" made this illustration in response to Green's tweet and the caption reads: "The #MuslimBan goes against everything we stand for in America."

4. "You belong." 

An artist named Katie (@katiesimrell) also responded to Green's tweet with the powerful illustration above.

5. "I believe in the promise of America." 

Action Comics illustrator Patch Zircher's contribution to Green's call for art.

6. "Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." 

This is cartoonist, illustrator and animator Maria Capelle Frantz's response to Green which she placed on merchandise. She's also donating profits to the ACLU. 

7. Speechless. 

Maryne Lahaye depicted superheroine Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), Marvel's first Muslim superhero, in the powerful illustration. 

8. Another Kamala Khan depiction. 

The New York Times bestselling illustrator and comic book artist Phil Noto did his own take on Khan, too.

9. "Your tired, your poor."

Illustrator Paige Hallart (@thumbcramps) created her own interpretation of "The New Colossus" poem by Emma Lazarus on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal.

10. "No. You Move."

This illustration comes from artist Karen Krajenbrink Leach, who wrote: "I never thought I'd do a political cartoon in my life." 

[H/T BuzzFeed]