You might look at this RAICES Fiesta Medal and say, "What the heck!?!? This isn't an SA Flavor design, this is a Cruz Ortiz/Snake Hawk Press design!" And you know what, YOU'RE RIGHT!
I'm super happy to partner with RAICES to create this amazing Fiesta Medal based on a design commissioned by San Antonio artist Cruz Ortiz. RAICES is a nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.
Over the summer, two events led to me learning about RAICES. First, former SA Flavor writer (and creator of the Hot Cheetos Medal) Selina Bonilla is now working as a Development Associate for the organization. I have known Selina for a little over three years and have to say she is one of the most caring people I know—this role seemed tailor made for her after graduate school. Second, I was impressed with the work that RAICES was doing at the border with helping reunite children with their families.
This led me to partner with them to create this RAICES Fiesta Medal based on art commissioned by Cruz Ortiz. RAICES experience no out-of-pocket cost on the production of this Fiesta Medal and receives 50% of the proceeds from every sale! This will be the first medal of our 2019 Eclectic March Pack—more details will be coming on how to get that pack in limited edition gold!!!! So if you're a Medal Maniac collector and want the gold, be sure to wait for that announcement!
Read our Fiesta Medal Guide now for our best practices to make an awesome medal!