a 2015 radical coloring book

Color Me Rising, a 2015 radical coloring book. Cover art by Monica Trinidad.

For the People Artists Collective and Chicago Childcare Collective selected around 20 different campaigns, actions, and efforts that spanned from November 2014 through December of 2015  in Chicago. From the We Charge Genocide Delegation to the United Nations, to the recent street protests demanding Justice for Laquan, these coloring book pages tell stories of loss, love, collective healing, resistance and liberation.

Artists included Leila Abdelrazaq, Cairá Lee Conner, Monica Trinidad, Tyesha Thomas, Ariel Perkins-Fenwick, Jireh L. Drake, Ruby Pinto, Annan Shehadi, Vicko Alvarez Vega, Timmy Rose, Melisa Stephen, Raquel Rodriguez, Molly Costello, Grace Mattingly, Rachel Hoffman, Dan Adams, and Rachel Wallis.

You can purchase physical copies of “Color Me Rising” at Women and Children First Bookstore. We do not ship copies due to capacity. The following pages from the “Color Me Rising” coloring book are absolutely free to download, print, and color widely!

Vigil to Welcome the #Caravana43 to Chicago by Leila Abdelrazaq

Fight for Dyett: Hunger Strike by Vicko Alvarez Vega

BlackOut Pride: Direct Action by Jireh L. Drake

Stephon Watts Freedom Ride by Ariel Perkins-Fenwick

#SayHerName: RekiaBoyd by Ruby Pinto

#SayHerName: Sandra Bland by Melisa Stephen

Trauma Center Now Campaign by Tyesha Thomas

#StoptheCops: IACP Shutdown by Monica Trinidad