Public Education Is The Foundation (2022) is a digital poster illustration of a diverse group of preteen students studying and watering a tree sapling with an art teacher. Beneath the tree’s roots are tiny illustrations of a multiracial community participating in democracy: voting, marching, and engaging in round table conversations.

Public Education Is The Foundation was commissioned by Race Forward and distributed at the 2022 biennial Facing Race conference.

This illustration is available as a poster and greeting card.