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These are a few posters we want to share, please feel free to download and print your own copy.
Download We Will Not Comply
Download We Will Not Be Intimidated
As the city of Oakland waits with anxiety about the decision the jury will come to and the final outcome of the Johannes Mehserle trail verdict artists are busy at work paying tribute honoring Oscar's memory.
My friend Paul Barron has created an amazing installation of his posters of Oscar Grant using blow ups of the details and figures in his prints. I am a huge fan of his work and recommend checking out his website: http://mediadissent.com
Paul Barron is an Artist and an Activist. Those two things often overlap.
To sustain his projects he does freelance Web and Graphic Design. Barron did a video installation at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York with Roberto Miguel in July of 2009.
Barron does a lot of Anti-Authoritarian themed print making, most often Woodcuts and Serigraphs. He also does custom screen printing if you need work done. He has a six color t-shirt press and is set up to print with Plastisols.
Barron loves doing mural work when he gets a little creative freedom. The largest one he has done was 60 feet by 15 feet. Barron is always looking for walls and paint if you would like to commission him.He is also a photographer. Barron has documented a lot of street art on his travels around the world. His photos are often featured on www.EndlessCanvas.com and has been published in the East Bay Express Newspaper. His art has been published in the SF Chronicle, the Piedmont Post and the SF Gate Website. As well as the Paper Politics book put out by PM Press and a book about Urban Music in Paris France.
A few months ago one of the most powerful women and organizers I know, MorningStar Gali, told me that the International Indian Treaty Council would be hosting a symposium for Indigenous women working on reproductive and environmental justice issues and community members concerned with and interested in learning more about each other's strategy and implementation. As part of the Symposium, there will be a community event where Symposium participants will present their work in an effort to connect with one another through dialogue, performance and artistic expression.
I was commissioned to create a poster to promote the symposium and was very happy to use a portrait of a young girl and her grandmother to symbolize our sacred relatioship as daughters of Mother Earth.
Our Lands, Our Rights,Our Future Generations
Report-back and Sharing from the International Indigenous Women's Symposium on Reproductive Health and Environmental Toxins
Presentations and updates by dynamic Indigenous women working for the health of Mother Earth and future generations from California and around the US, Canada, Alaska, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands.
Cultural presentations by Hinewirangi Kohu (Maori, Aotearoa/New Zealand), Faith Gemmill (Gwich’in, Alaska and Pit River/Wintu, California) and more
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010, 7-9PM
Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd
Oakland CA 94606
Admittance free of charge, donations gladly accepted!
For more information, please contact Morning Star Gali at (415) 641-4482 or (510) 827-671
Sponsored by the International Indian Treaty Council
As Jesus and I started tp gear up to go to Detroit next week to participate in the US Social Forum we decided we wanted to create a special print to take with us. As we talked about what we were excited the Excluded Workers Congress. We talked about racist and classist it was for certain sectors to be exluded from the Depression era-National Labor Relations Act. These excluded workers have decided that enought is enough and that they should have their right to organize recognized.
We the poster is a composite of portraits that were created for a local affiliate of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and the National Domestic Workers Alliance (both of which were formed at the US Social Forum in Atlanta in 2007.)
Jesus and I are gearing up to go to the US Social Forum next week.
The US SOCIAL FORUM will take place June 22-26, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan.
The US Social Forum will provide a space to build relationships, learn from each other's experiences, and share analysis of the problems our communities face. It will help develop leadership, vision, and strategy needed to realize another world.
I was able to attend the first US Social Forum in Atlanta in 2007 and it was one of the more inspiring gatherings I have been to in my life. I met a bunch of women who helped found the National Domestic Workers AllianceNational Day Laborer Organizing Network
The Right to the City Alliance is a diverse movement-building alliance organized into geographical regions, thematic working groups, resource allies and a national center was also sparked at the first social forum. The backbone of the Right to the City Alliance is comprised of dozens of community-based organizations which organize thousands of RTTC constituents for urban justice and democracy every day.
That said we are both very excited about our participation in thos year's forum. I want to take this opportunity to share the pane;sworkshops I will be presenting at.
Funder/Movement Workshop at USSF 2010
In the U.S., the economic crisis that has disproportionately affected communities of color has also had an enormous impact on the non-profit sector, forcing large numbers of progressive grassroots organizations to cut back or even shut down. In this workshop we will explore the current movement landscape and the broader “social justice ecosystem,” as well as different strategies and initiatives within philanthropy to help bring about social justice and transformative change, Through a combination of presentations, panels, role plays and small group discussions, participants will explore ways of strengthening the social justice ecosystem that can inform ongoing discussions within the USSF in Detroit and beyond.
Wednesday,6/23 | 1 to 5 pm | Cobo: W2-61, 2nd floor Sponsored by Funders Network on Transforming the Global Economy (FNTG)
Communication for Liberation: Visual Communications in the Social Justice Movement
This panel and discussion will focus on the role of communications strategists, graphic designers, print makers, web developers, and other media producers in social justice movements. This workshop will feature a panel of progressive communications workers and designers who will share case studies of how strategic visual communications work can support effective community organizing. We will discuss the responsibilities and challenges in supporting grassroots movements using graphic design and other media. Panelists include Melanie Cervantes, Dignidade Rebelde; Steven Renderos, Mainstreet Project/MAG-net; Sabiha Basrai, Design Action; Joseph Phelan, Miami Workers Center; Jen Soriano, Grassroots Global Justice (invited).
Thu, 06/24/2010 | 10am - 12pm | Cobo Hall: W1-53 | Sponsor by Design Action
Eradicating Hate From the Immigration Debate: Humanizing the Conversation
Creative session on how to erase “illegal alien” from the immigration debate and focus on humanizing immigrants - includes training on racial framing, and brainstorming creative solutions with storytelling and political art by Melanie Cervantes.
Fri, 06/25 | 3–5pm | WSU Student Center: 16 Sponsored by ColorLines
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