Art and Activism:
From the New Deal to the Green New Deal, An Exhibit of WPA and Contemporary Posters
Fri., March 6, 6-8pm – Opening Reception
Fri., March 13, 6pm, “Art and Activism, Posters as Tools of Social Change,” presented by LND founder Gray Brechin and Max Slavin, Creative Action Network.
Fri., March 20, 6pm, Program featuring the Sunrise Movement: “Taking Action for a Green New Deal,” presented by the Sunrise Movement.
Social movements have long used posters to spread the word, build solidarity, and demand change. During the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt, under the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration employed artists, graphic designers and printers— many from the San Francisco Bay Area—to create posters promoting public health, safety, travel, education, the arts and more. Today, a new generation of climate activists returns to the power of posters to demand a Green New Deal.
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