On February 23, 2018 the Duluth Branch of the NAACP held their Freedom Fund Dinner. The dinner was an opportunity for the branch to raise awareness, spirits, and funds. It was the first time the dinner has been held in over 20 years. The dinner was emceed by Romona Marozas and organized by the Freedom Fund Committee. Terri, our Creative Director, played an integral role in planning the event. As an organization, we also designed all the print and digital material to help promote and brand the event.
This weekend, we participated in the Twin Ports Women’s March 2018 supporting the work of amazing folks fighting for equity. We were glad to see so many of our community members marching in solidarity for change in our communities. Among many of the amazing speakers, our Creative Director, Terri, was featured. We are very proud of her […]
We had fun branding this year’s MLK Tribute Events which we themed, Birth of a New Nation, titled from a 1957 speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In his speech, Dr. King referenced Ghana’s battle against colonialism and the creation a new community through the results of nonviolence. King states “The aftermath of […]
Moira Villiard She/Her Moira (pronounced like theory) is an artist and organizer based in Duluth, MN. She currently works at the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) as the Cultural Program Coordinator. Her role with AICHO has helped lead to some incredibly engaging and impactful programming. Additionally, she sits on the board of the Arrowhead regional […]
At Blackbird Revolt we strongly believe it is important to not only recognize peoples’ identities but to value them. This includes valuing trans and non-binary folks. One of the simplest ways to begin doing so is by using their pronouns or referring to the person in the ways in which they have asked. In order to […]
Erica Pauline They/Them or She/Her Hey folks! I’m a queer feminist from northern Minnesota. I am a tattoo artist, illustrator, and ceramics kid. I graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth, where I studied Digital Art and Ceramics. In the tattoo world, I’m working towards more inclusivity, and all my coworkers and I will be […]
We Sing for Justice Justice Choir is a grass roots organization whose mission is to “further social and environmental justice movements by engaging communities in singing together.” They are a growing group with chapter spreading across the nation. Justice Choir chapters lead community events in their local area, and teach others how to sing and […]
Our community and the positive impact we can make is an integral part of our mission. We enjoyed spending time with our community at yesterday’s Lincoln Park Meet on the Street event. We engaged with free poster-making which turned out to be a hit with youngsters and adults alike. We appreciated the organizers for inviting us out […]
We finally have our merchandise in! We sold it today at the NAACP 2017 Juneteenth Celebration here in our hometown. It was amazing to see the joy on our community members faces as they engaged with us at our table! Photos by Ivy Vainio.
Blackbird Revolt is Finally Up & Running After months of preparation, we’re finally ready to share Blackbird Revolt with you all! Blackbird Revolt is a business based in Duluth, Minnesota. We are dedicated to promoting social change through conscious creativity. From apparel to media, we create conscious designs that challenge the way people think about […]