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Exhibition Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times

Ernesto Yerena Montejano (b. 1987). Invest in Families . . . Knowledge Is Power. Los Angeles: Amplifier, 2017. Inkjet. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Ernesto Yerena. Courtesy of Amplifier, used by permission. (031.00.00)

Knowledge is Power

Based in Los Angeles, California, Chicano/Native artist Ernesto Yerena Montejano was born and educated in the U.S. town of El Centro while regularly crossing the border to visit his family in nearby Mexicali. His poster, Invest in Families, bears the hashtag Schools Not Prisons, a campaign stressing the costs of mass incarceration and advocating for community safety through health, education, and support for young people.