Families belong together.   No human being is illegal. All people have human rights. "Never again" is now.

UUAA's Immigration Action Coalition is taking part in a local Butterfly Project. This page shows the tiles UUAA congregants have created and where they have been placed in Washtenaw County.

The Butterfly Project of the Ann Arbor Jewish Sanctuary and Immigration Network uses butterflies as a symbol of both migration and beauty to emblematize the notions that Migration is beautiful and universal, that no human being is illegal, that child detention is a travesty, and most of all, “Never Again is Now.”. Through public art, the project intends to raise awareness of the on-going violations of basic human rights occurring in this country. The Butterfly Project is inspired by the stolpersteine stumbling stones imbedded in the sidewalks of German cities. These small plaques serve to commemorate victims of the Holocaust who were forced into detention centers, or forced to emigrate to escape persecution.

The project adopts the butterfly, a symbol of the immigration rights movement. Butterflies migrate across borders to survive. Similarly, people migrate to survive, to reunite with family, to live in safety and without fear.

This is a "distributed" art project. Individuals across the community are asked to decorate the tiles and flyers provided with the symbolic butterfly and messages that address the humanitarian crisis at our borders. The tiles and flyers will be placed in public places.

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Download a map of the tile locations

 

ALL TILESButterfly tiles created by UUAA congregants

 

Look for UUAA butterfly tiles around town!

If you would like to find our congregation's Migration is Beautiful butterfly tiles around town, you can download a map that gives a tour of the tiles, or read on to find out where each tile is located.

 

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church SalineTrinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Saline

 

Saline Jazzercise Saline Jazzercise

 

Morris Lawrence Building WCCMorris Lawrence Building WCC

 

McPherson Local SalineMcPherson Local Saline

 

Maureen s Designs SalineMaureen's Designs Saline

 

Jerusalem Garden A2Jerusalem Garden A2

 

Carrigan Cafe SalineCarrigan Cafe Saline

 Ann Arbor Main Library Friends of the Library Bookshop 2Ann Arbor Main Library Friends of the Library Bookshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Arbor YMCA Learning GardenAnn Arbor YMCA Learning Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graffiti Alley Ann Arbor 2Graffiti Alley Ann Arbor (E. Liberty Street)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jefferson MarketJefferson Market (Jefferson St)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Near 3rd St Entrance to Wurster Park Wurster Park- Near 3rd St Entrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saline InnSaline Inn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saline Senior CenterSaline Senior Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matty J Bakery and Cafe, SalineMatty J Bakery and Cafe, Saline

 Cranbrook Park in Ann ArborCranbrook Park in Ann Arbor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridge on Maiden lane Ann ArborBridge on Maiden Lane, Ann Arbor

302 E Liberty302 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor

WholeFoods on EisenhowerWhole Foods Market, Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor

StJosephsMercyReichert Health Bldg, St Josephs Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor