We have all seen the heart and talent that it takes to bring enjoyment in our lives. To make our dreams a bit closer to reality, the artists, the musicians, the designers, the actors, and many more that strive to give you this experience are human beings that do extraordinary things. Their hard work and dedication are not without strife and perseverance through untold hardships. But there is something we can do. There is something that can uncouple a few undue obstacles that do not need to remain in the way of an artist’s journey into their own spotlight. We can do better and we can do it together. In order to support our blossoming arts and their purveyors, we can provide some necessary means of support for those who have pledged to give our performers and their staff a way to feel confident and strive to the potential that is to be earned on their own merit. It is not enough that we revel at the gift of entertainment. It is our duty to protect and stand in solidarity with our brightest minds in the power of their talent, to prevent the forces of poverty, of abuse, and the void in legal representation from consuming the sacrifices they have so willingly made to bring us some happiness.
Recently, Ray Fisher took on a heroic purpose and has begun his selfless effort to honor the dignity of the many that give their all in the entertainment industry and showbusiness. He has been a loyal advocate for the voices that call for the fair and honest treatment of employees in the creative arts. As he once lovingly showed his appreciation for Zack Snyder during 2017’s San Diego Comic Con with the iconic “I❤ZS” t-shirt, we can show our respect and dedication to his vision of a better future for our creators and performers at the work place, at home, and in their lives. Enjoy supporting a cause dear to Ray Fisher’s heart, and ours, by purchasing an “I❤RF” t-shirt that can support the enlightened journey of the hero that Ray Fisher has truly molded himself into becoming.
As a fan community, lets come together in supporting the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) who have dedicated their purpose in supporting artists and their works in all relevant categories of creativity so that we may witness the hope they are driven to bring us.
All funds raised by this t-shirt campaign will be donated to the VLA, as chosen by Ray Fisher. They are a charitable legal aid organization that provides legal counsel and representation along with education programs to protect and in support of the community of artists. It will help in inordinate ways and grow to mean even more for all those who benefit from their services.
Here is VLA’s mission statement, in their own words, found at www.vlany.org:
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts - VLANY
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is the leading legal aid and education organization dedicated to New York artists...
“Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), celebrating its 50th year, is the leading legal aid and education organization dedicated to New York artists and its arts and cultural organizations. VLA strives to protect the artistic community’s livelihoods, businesses, and creative works through access to dedicated legal representation and focused education programs. VLA provides legal services to the arts community in every discipline, including: acting, animation, architectural design, bookmaking, choreography, composition, computer design, costume design, craft and folk arts, dance, directing, fashion, film, graphic design, installation art, literary arts, modeling, multimedia, music, photography, playwriting, poetry, printmaking, screenwriting, songwriting, theater, three-dimensional design, video arts, video game design, visual arts, and web design.”
An informative video of their cause is below. Please visit their website for more information.
A healthy society celebrates its arts and the talented individuals who create it. It is time to give back so that we can aspire with our dreams to something better. Step by step, and day by day, we can come closer to a better place in our hearts. “I❤RF” is a true statement.
Funds raised are donated directly from InkToThePeople to Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Between $10 - 15 of each design sold will be automatically donated to VLA, with the remainder going to garment & print costs set by Ink based on apparel type.
Campaign designers & organizers do not receive any funds from this campaign.
If you would like to increase size of your donation gift to VLA, Ink provides a facility at the time of order.
Thank you for your support.
Previous campaigns for AFSP by DC Film Fans:
Zack Snyder's contribution to the AFSP campaigns: