Signs of Support
Last updated: July 9, 2020, at 9:56 a.m. PT
Originally published: July 8, 2020, at 10:56 a.m. PT
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic signs of support have been cropping up around Seattle’s neighborhoods. We have seen support for families, kids, doctors, nurses, and other essential workers. We have also seen people expressing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and embracing their neighbors of all walks of life, all through creative hand-made signs. We challenge you to reflect on these signs, and maybe make one of your own!
The photo above shows the signs hanging at Orcas Island's Stage on the Green.
- Take a walk around your neighborhood, paying special attention to the signs your neighbors have shared. You may see stuffed animals in windows, chalk on the sidewalk, and signs on fences.
- Talk with the people you live with about what you’d like to say to your neighbors. You may want to share a message of hope, solidarity, or action.
- Try making a sign of your own! You can use a recycled cardboard box or construction paper, and markers, crayons, paint, or pencils. If you want the sign to be waterproof, try using packing tape to protect your artwork!
- Display your sign (optional!)