In 1992, the original Unity in the Community organized in response to the racially motivated
murder of Bob Buchanan Jr., a bi-racial Asian-American teen, by neo-Nazi skin heads, and the subsequent string of hate crimes throughout Olympia. Unity modified the Rini Templeton graphic above, and we are using it again today. [2470x2168 gif,
Rini Templeton was an activist artist who traveled throughout the world, drawing the struggles of peoples and freely offering her work for their use. She lived in Cuba during the revolution and was allowed re-entry into the United States only on the condition that she not teach or speak about Cuba or in favor of the revolution. She supported the US Chicano
movement, the Chilean people after the 1973 military coup against President Allende, and popular resistance in Mexico, Nicaragua and throughout Latin America. Then and now, "In the spirit of Rini Templeton’s life and work, activists serving causes that Rini would have supported are invited to use drawings freely in their leaflets, newsletters, banners and picket signs or for similar non-commercial purposes." See
Rini's bio and images.
||Many local activists use Rini images. For instance, the drawing at the left is popular with OMJP. [1742x1654.tif]
Local graphic artists modified Rini's original drawing to produce the graphics used in our Web pages today. Feel free to use or modify in your own activist work.
||Local photographer and activist
contributed this version and . . .
Olympia Unity in the Community