un·armed adj \-ˈärmd\
: not armed or armored <unarmed civilians>
: not using or involving a weapon
In memory of Michael Brown...
WE WILL NOT BE SILENT as, once again, we bear witness to police brutality that is fueled by insidious racism throughout the United States of America.
We will not forget.
We launched an initiative to print hundreds of UNARMED CIVILIAN t-shirts to bring to Ferguson, Missouri, where we distributed the shirts publicly in an act of solidarity.
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WE WILL NOT BE SILENT created the UNARMED CIVILIAN shirt in 2011 to be worn in protest against the threat of violence that so many face from racism and militarism throughout this country and the world.
Our initiative is simple to carry out but complex in its intent.
We wear UNARMED CIVILIAN to raise people's consciousness about the present threat of highly-armed security forces in our communities and to urge open discussion about the harm committed, against all our humanity, when people like Michael Brown are gunned down in cold blood, in broad daylight, in our neighborhoods, by a high-tech, militarized, local police force, acting with impunity.
We wear UNARMED CIVILIAN to call out the injustice of excessive violence so often perpetrated against people of color by uniformed police forces.
We wear UNARMED CIVILIAN to illustrate, boldly in black and white, our deep solidarity with those at greatest risk, who are losing their precious lives.
It is impossible to remain silent.
We ask you to wear UNARMED CIVILIAN, wherever you are, to embody the message of our collective vulnerability to abuse of power, in view of these highly militarized police forces acting against our civil and human rights throughout our communities here in the United States of America and all over the world.
TOGETHER HANDS UP… DON'T SHOOT
WE WILL NOT BACK DOWN
OUR BODY IS NOT YOUR BATTLEGROUND
We are heartbroken at the loss of Michael Brown.
We wear UNARMED CIVILIAN in memory of all those beautiful people the world has lost. We embody this text to acknowledge the risk to so many others.
Wearing the UNARMED CIVILIAN shirt is our call for justice.
We continue to embody the message UNARMED CIVILIAN as we stand with the people of Ferguson.
RECLAIM JUSTICE. RECLAIM POWER.
We must set a fixed price on the website, but in the spirit of the ongoing effort to spread these messages worldwide we offer a pay-what-you-wish option for those who write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or for those we meet in person.
We are back ordered in the UNARMED CIVILIAN shirt. Please expect 3-4 weeks before we will be able to mail out your shirt.
We can not keep all sizes in stock at all times. If a size you would like is not available, please contact us at email@example.com. Let us know what you would like so we may contact you when the shirt is available. You may want to check if your size is available in another design.
Women's American Apparel shirts run petite. For example, a Women's XL shirt is cut similar to a standard Unisex / Men's Medium.
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