We created our new favorite hat in support of @aclu_nationwide and DACA, reimaging the 1992 USA men’s basketball team logo. That Olympic team, dubbed the DREAM TEAM, were the greatest collection of basketball players ever assembled on one team. Not only were they a multi-cultural force of superstar players but they were the face of the 1992 Olympic Games. The US was looked at as the leader of the free world and the Dream Team were the ambassadors to millions of people and fans around the globe.
Fast forward 25 years and the United States has stepped back from that place it held in the '92 games—routing a path to isolationism , nationalism and xenophobia. The abrupt rescinding of DACA by the current administration has put the lives of 690,000 young people in jeopardy with no pathway to citizenship including an additional 1.1 million who could be eligible. As the administration continues to leverage the fate of these young immigrants in exchange for ineffective and costly immigration legislation, we supports their plight and the passing of a clean Dream Act. $25 from the sale of every hat will go directly to the ACLU to help continue to advocate for these Dreamers.
DACA and immigration reform are an important issue that effects the team at Public School. The idea of convergence and community is the basis of our brand. Not only do we employ many wonderful people from all over the world, we also collaborate with a diverse workforce to produce our garments. A clean Dream Act not only benefits the fashion industry but benefits our entire country. Both ACLU and Public School encourage supporters to send a message to their senators with a call-to-action for Dreamers (link in bio). Hats available now at publicschoolnyc.com