On Friday, June 24, the United States Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, which had established a constitutional right for people to own their reproductive rights, a legal precedent that stood as settled law for almost 50 years.
This decision has significant implications for healthcare in roughly half of the states across the country – where many MakersPlace artists, creators, collectors, partners, and employees live and work. We condemn the Supreme Court’s shocking decision and its impact on those affected.
Our mission at MakersPlace is to empower and amplify the voices of all artists and creators and to treat everyone who is a part of our community with inclusivity and equality regardless of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or political associations. We have not wavered from that mission.
MakersPlace believes the ability of women to control what happens to their bodies and to choose if and when to have children is a fundamental human right. Reproductive choices affect all aspects of life; without this choice, women will never have an equitable role in our society.
This Thursday, MakersPlace will launch a month-long curated exhibition highlighting women artists in the web3 space. We will also be featuring discussions throughout the week with our artists and colleagues on Twitter Spaces to discuss their favorite pieces of art.
MakersPlace will donate 100% of its commission from this exhibition to the following nonprofits dedicated to protecting fundamental reproductive rights: the Brigid Alliance, the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, and Planned Parenthood.
We will also be ensuring that all MakersPlace employees have access to reproductive health care whether they live in a state that provides the care they need and want or if they must travel to one that does.
We are doing this because it is the right thing to do and because we believe that art has the power to transform society through engagement, community, conversation, and education. We stand with and will continue to amplify the voices of our artists and creators, collectors, partners, employees, and all women living in this country.
The MakersPlace Team.