Public Displays of Affection (PDA) is a collective of artists, designers, educators and organizers that engages in nonviolent direct art action. Our actions start with hope and aim to build communities that thrive on intersecting relationships. To resist misogyny, sexism and exclusion, we practice rematriation and believe in interconnectivity as essential to honoring the earth and all living beings.
We stand in solidarity with a chorus of voices from all socio-economic, geographic, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including indigenous communities, people of color, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ communities.
WHO WE ARE
We are a design-driven, process- and detail-oriented collective of mystics, pragmatists, punks and change-makers. We are a TED Senior Fellow, an MIT Director’s Fellow, a feminist scholar, a business woman, designers, artists, writers, storytellers, technologists, musicologists and mothers.
PDA has led campaigns in the District of Columbia, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and nationwide.
• In standing in solidarity against any actions that threaten civil and human rights.
• We are indivisible. One nation; one for all.
• Every life and every voice are equal.
• Xenophobia, Islamophobia, racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia and bigotry have no place in society.
• Black Lives Matter
• People with disabilities' rights are human rights.
• LGBTQ+ peoples' rights are human rights.
• Indigenous peoples' rights are human rights.
• Immigrants' rights are human rights.
• Women’s rights are human rights.
• Environmental rights are human rights.