This moment feels too urgent to spend our energy doing things that don’t have any impact. So we asked ourselves, Does it really matter if people put up signs in their windows?
Well, let’s think about what symbolic actions do:
- How do you feel when you see someone wearing a shirt with your favorite team’s name?
- Why do people line the path of a marathon to cheer runners on?
- What was it like to see millions turn out for the Women’s March — or to be one of them?
These things say: We are connected. I am here for you. I am on your side.
That’s why we designed a whole bunch of different 8.5 x 11 window signs as part of the #SanctuaryHomes campaign—to help all of us in our community find a way to communicate with our nieghbors and neighborhood.
Have you talked to your neighbors about posting signs, too, declaring yourselves a neighborhood that is safe and welcoming to all?
Download one and put it somewhere where your neighbors and passersby can see.
And nowadays, our digital homes and virtual windows are also critical and influential points of sharing and connection. Posting a picture of your sign online, like Gillian did, encourages others to be visible and vocal in their solidarity too. Tag it #SanctuaryHomes if you’d like to share it with us, too.