In January, we launched an exciting series of active collaborations between the Chapel of Unrest and other like-minded folks, with the aim of promoting, raising awareness and showing solidarity where we can.
The Chapel's first venture involved Rockaway's on-site ethical screen-printers, Carry on Screening, to produce a benefit t-shirt in order to raise funds for Palestine Action.
Featuring the quote, “Nobody’s Free Until Everybody’s Free” (Fannie Lou Hamer, July 1971), with mixed media design, the t-shirts were created in Carry on Screening's solar powered studio, on garments that are 100% organic cotton, climate neutral and fully unionised Fair Wear foundation approved.
Launched as a pre-order, the shirts are currently being shipped to all the lovely people who chipped in and helped the Chapel raise a fantastic £3,332 for Palestine Action, who need support to keep the battle going against Israel’s arms trade.
Launched in July 2020, Palestine Action have cost Israel’s largest arms firm tens of millions in losses and have successfully managed to shut down two of their ten sites in Britain. The money raised will support activists with travel and accommodation, plus costs for court cases and preliminary hearings.
This was the Chapel of Unrest's first act of activism, and it's exciting and incredibly satisfying that we're able to do what we originally intended - come together as a community to support good causes which match our ethos and help make a positive difference.
We're excited about doing more of these with our parishioners in the future. So, if you're already part of the Congregation of Agitation, a massive thank you! If you're not yet a member, take a look at the Chapel of Unrest website below for the full story and how you can get involved - it would be great if you joined us!
We also have 20 spare printed shirts in black random sizes at Rockaway, so if you missed out on the pre-order, why not swing by and grab one? The profit from the sale of these has already been included in the total raised.