LET’S CREATE THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE

In response to the global increase in racism stemming from the new coronavirus pandemic, 50 artists from Canada and France have joined forces. Using their pencils, they collectively denounce xenophobia and show their solidarity with Asian communities through their drawings and the hashtags #AsiansAreNotTheVirus and #LesAsiatiquesNeSontPasLeVirus.

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Also on Instagram @provocateur.pencils, on Facebook with the event Illustrer contre la xénophobie and on the artists’ platforms.

This campaign aims to increase awareness and solidarity. Through social media, the campaign aims to eliminate xenophobia by transforming the collective imagination.

Racism toward people of Asian descent has intensified since the start of the new coronavirus pandemic: international leaders made defamatory statements about China and several press articles used the expression the “yellow peril”. In Quebec, people who look Asian suffered xenophobic attacks: verbal attacks, acts of vandalism towards certain businesses, threats and the stabbing of a Korean man in Montreal. More than 12% of the Montreal population is of Asian descent. Several members of this community expressed that they are no longer feeling safe in the city and sometimes do not dare to leave their homes.

We believe that acting collectively will allow us to respond intelligently to the challenges facing our society. We reject and oppose the scapegoating of any marginalized community, regardless of its cultural designation.

ARTISTS THAT SIGNED THE MANIFESTO

1Amélie TourangeauIllustration@amelietourangeau
2Amélie GrenierIllustration@amelie__grenier
3Anne CôtéIllustration@anne.cote.creation
4Annick GaudreaultIllustration@annickgaudreault_illustration
5Audrey Lise MalletArt@letempscourbe
6Aurélie GrandIllustration@grrrand
7BorisIllustration et murals@studioborrris
8Bryan BeyungMurals@BryanBeyung
9Brandy WoodsArt@brandywoods.art
10Cécile MorelIlustration@cecilemorel.dessin
11ChloloulaIlustration@chloloula
12Chloé Baillargeon (Khlö)Illustration@khloillustration
13Dimani Mathieu CassendoIllustration@dmcassendo
14David HaIllustration & Comics@dvhcomics
15Denise BrinckIllustration@SurvivalKitdeSurvie
16ElizaIllustration@eliza.illu
17Élodie DuhameauIllustration@elodie.duhameau
18Elody Sinniger (Studio ParciParla)Illustration@studioparciparla
19Emmanuelle DufourBande dessinée@vanupier
20FannyHHIllustration & Graphic design@fannyhh1
21FlemayArt@_flemay_
22Frey dessineIllustration@freydessine
23Jean-Sébastien BérubéBande dessinée
24Johan PapinIllustration@johanpapin
25Julia IllustrationIllustration@julia_illustration
26Juliane CLBande dessinée@truitetruitetruite
27Julie RocheleauIllustration & Graphic design@julierocheleau
28Julien CastaniéIllustration@preums
29Julien PostureIllustration@julienposture
30Kim Renaud-VenneIllustration@kimrenaudvenne
31Laurence Dechassey (Loli)Illustration jeunesse@laurence_lolilou
32Lucie Le TouzeIllustration@elustratrice
33Marc LafonIllustration & Graphic design@marclafondesign
34Mariana MorenoIllustration@moreguayabo
35Marie-Anne DubéIllustration@jaunepop
36Mathilde Cinq-MarsIllustration@mathildecinqmarsillustration
37Maxime De RoyIllustration & Comics@_maximederoy
38Melanie RoubineauIllustration@melou
39Melyna PhanIllustration@mely_na
40Mona EliceryIllustration@monaelicery
41Morgane BernardIllustration@morganebernardfa
42Morgane StabIllustration & Graphic design@morgane_stab
43Najomie CournoyerGraphic Design@najomie
44Navid MoghadamIllustration@navidad_glitchyscreen
45NoriKo RatopsIllustration@norikoratops
46Olivier LasserIllustration & Graphic design@olivierlasser
47Pascale ConstantinIllustration@pascaleconstantin
48Pauline StiveIllustration@paulinestive_illustration
49Ravy PuthIllustration@ravy.illustration
50Rodrigo SoteroIllustration@rsotero
51Roland GarrigueIllustration@rolandgarrigue
52Romain LasserIllustration@romainlasserillustration
53Sammi ProulxArt@SammiProulx
54Sophie BenmouyalIllustration@sophiebenmouyal
55Sophie CassonIllustration@sophie.casson
56Sovi NgauIllustration@sovi_ngau
57Sylvain CabotIllustration@sylvaincabot
58ValaskaIllustration@valerialaska
59Valery GouletIllustration@valerydesignwrks
60ValoupicheIllustration & Comics@valouchpiche
61Veronic LyIllustration@veronic.ly
62Xenia Lucie AffelieIllustration@xenialucielaffely
63Yuna TroëlIllustration@yunatroel

We want to thank our supporters.

Kata Éditions

Les dérailleuses

Malababoushka

Intersectionelle

Le port de tête librairie

Festival de BD de Montréal

Le Rizen

Native Immigrant

DAM-Diversité Artistique Montréal

CRARR-Center for research-Action en Race Relations

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