6:30 – 8:30 pm: DJ Dotmatic spins 1960s hits on Oak Street Plaza.7 – 8:30 pm: Local artist Jesus Barraza (of Dignidad Rebelde) demonstrates poster making in the Gallery.
The “All of Us or None” archive project was started by Free Speech Movement activist Michael Rossman in 1977 to gather and document posters of modern progressive movements in the United States.
The 68 reproductions featured in this exhibit at the Oakland International Airport include examples of works that Rossman himself collected. The posters address a wide range of social issues, including access to healthcare, education reform, environmental activism, and cultural identity. Contributions by well-known artists such as Malaquías Montoya, Rupert Garcia, Nancy Hom, Juan Fuentes, and Jos Sances are shown alongside examples by less recognized and anonymous artists. Influential collective workshops such as the Royal Chicano Air Force, Inkworks Press, La Raza Graphics, Japantown Art and Media, and Mission Graphica are also represented.
To learn more about this art form and OMCA’s “All of Us or None” archive, visit the exhibition All of Us or None: Social Justice Posters of the San Francisco Bay Area, on view March 31 through August 19, 2012, at the Oakland Museum of California. The exhibition is guest curated by archivist and author Lincoln Cushing.