Sonoma County has been and continues to be a county of immigrants. In today’s volatile political climate, the basic rights of immigrants are being violated. We believe that immigrants are a key part of our society and economy and we refuse to allow such injustices to continue. We believe that people outweigh politics and that protecting the human rights of immigrants should not be a partisan affair. We envision a future in which immigrants are celebrated for their invaluable presence in our society, and a future in which our undocumented peers no longer have to live in fear and hiding.
Furthermore, we believe that art and images have the power to reshape narrative, rhetoric, and perceptions in the world around us. The Monarch Project aims to use art to tell the stories of immigrants, to empower our community, and to humanize the people who are lost in the politics.