The Art of Advocacy

A collection of artwork created in collaboration with Tim Young to aid in his fight for freedom.

“A Way Out”
Music video tribute to Timothy James Young

Song by: T-Lo
Art and video by: Golnoush Pak

“The Deep”

Poem by: Timothy James Young
Art and video by: Golnoush Pak

“Root of the Matter”

Poem by: Timothy James Young
Video by: Golnoush Pak
Featuring art by the Color Study Group of
UC Santa Cruz

“Citizen in Shades of Antebellum Blue” By: Timothy James Young

This poem, a response to Citizen: An American Lyric by poet Claudia Rankine, has been published by the Revolutionary Poetry Brigade in their new anthology Building Socialism.
Video by: Chloe Murr

“Visualizing Abolition”

A conversation with Timothy James Young.
Video by: Chloe Murr

Art by: Chloe Murr

Excerpt fromFriendship, Freedom, and Abolition” by Timothy James Young:
“I have a handful of friends who have crossed that proverbial bridge and who now wish to aid me in overturning my wrongful conviction. I remind them that their time, talents, and resources are viable commodities, and when extended in friendship–freedom and abolition become a mountain that can be moved”

“The Seeds of Infinite Possibilities”

Art by: Marisa Cornejo

“Solitary Garden” by Timothy James Young

The poem is dedicated to jackie sumell, the multidisciplinary artist whose powerful art project, Solitary Garden, is on view at UC Santa Cruz, and Herman Wallace, a political prisoner, one of the Angola Three who spent 41 years solitary confinement in Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Video by: Chloe Murr

“Wings of Friendship” by Timothy James Young

Art by: Teralyn Brown
Video by: Teralyn Brown & Golnoush Pak

Solidarity Rose
by Ron Nelson

Excerpt from “Mail Call by Timothy James Young:
“This year one of my supporters had sent me a drawing of a rose for my birthday. Scrolled across the rose was the word “Solidarity.” I used to liken myself to the “Rose That Grew From Concrete,” but after 20 plus years of incarceration, and after receiving the rose that was gifted to me, I now consider myself the “Rose That Grew From Solidarity!”