Doors open at 5:30 PM
Discussion in English with whispered translation to French available
There has never been a social movement without art and visual communications being central to it. Graphics in particular are powerful living reminders of various struggles for justice. Melanie Cervantes will give participants a brief history of the role of political posters in liberation struggles as well as present Dignidad Rebelde's work. Following the presentation, there will be a screen printing demonstration and an opportunity for participants to print posters of premade designs provided by Dignidad Rebelde. The goal of this workshop is to discuss the role of design, art and culture in community transformation and movement building and to give participants the opportunity to learn the screen printing process as well as get hands-on experience printing posters.
Melanie Cervantes (Oakland) is a Xicana artist and activist as well as the cofounder of Dignidad Rebelde, a collective graphic art project in support of the Xicanisma and Zapatismo historical struggles. She is also a member of a number of collectives including Justseeds, Taller Tupac Amaru and Conjeco Gráfico. www.dignidadrebelde.com