Welcome to Durham,Y'all
Stickers & Signs
Let's get these signs—which welcome visitors and residents to Durham in sixteen languages—in as many yards as possible! They cost approximately $5 to manufacture, so we suggest a $10 donation. If you cannot afford that, we're happy to part with them at cost or less. If you would like to pay more in order to help someone else's cost, you have that option, too, with "Pay it Forward." When you order these, we'll send you an email about how to grab your sign in Durham.
Proceeds go to the local chapter of the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Uniting NC, and Come Out & Show, which is responsible for this campaign.
Let's get these stickers—which welcome visitors and residents to Durham in sixteen languages—in as many windows as possible! When you order these, we'll send you an email about how to grab your goods in Durham.
Proceeds go to the local chapter of the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, the Durham-based nonprofit Uniting NC, and Come Out & Show, which is responsible for this campaign.
These three-by-seven stickers are meant to go in storefronts, cars, and anywhere else you see fit. If you'd like to order more than one and want a bulk discount, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanish, Arabic, Tagalog, French, Russian,
German, Greek, Portuguese, Farsi, Icelandic,
English, Chinese, Punjabi,
Japanese, Laotian, Hindi
THE WELCOME TO DURHAM, Y'ALL STORY
In early January, the new nonprofit Come Out & Show Them went to Raleigh advertising agency Baldwin& with a challenge: How could we create signage that clearly and quickly signaled to people of all races, faiths, and nations that Raleigh welcomes them?
A few days later, Welcome to Raleigh, Y'all—a campaign of signs, stickers, murals and banners—was born. Since February, we have distributed thousands of signs and stickers on a pay-what-you-can basis across Raleigh. A few large-scale murals and installations are in the works, too.
And now, after being asked about the possibility dozens of times and with the help of some longtime Durham organizers and activists, we're excited to bring the campaign to Durham.
Proceeds from the sales will go to printing more signs, murals, and posters, with final proceeds from the Welcome to Raleigh, Y'all and Welcome to Durham, Y'all campaigns going to the North Carolina Office of the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, a nonprofit that does vital work to protect both communities in North Carolina, and Uniting NC, a Durham-based advocate for immigrant rights and education.
Perhaps more important, though, is our hope that these signs spark a community conversation about immigration, deportation, and the history and future of sanctuary. We consider this to be less of a political issue than one of social justice and equality, and it is our goal to help create these conversations and give people a chance to be better educated about these issues.