Living New Deal Webinar: “Art and Activism: Posters for Social Change”

Our first webinar of the year, on January 7 brought together leading experts on the role of posters in social movements. Lincoln Cushing, an artist, archivist and author based in Berkeley, discussed the history of posters as tools of social change. Ennis Carter, founding director of Philadelphia-based DfSI/Social Impact Studios and author of Posters for the People, talked about posters of the WPA. She maintains an online archive  of thousands of posters created during the New Deal era. Max Slavkin, is co-founder and CEO of Creative Action Network, which runs crowdsourced, caused-based campaigns and an online marketplace for art with purpose. Max’s book, Posters for a Green New Deal, features 50 original pull-out posters by artists worldwide. Susan Ives, who directs the Living New Deal’s Communications, moderated the discussion. The webinar can be viewed on YouTube or at our Facebook page.
  The Living  New Deal-NYC will present our next webinar, “The Health of the Nation,” on public health programs during the New Deal and now. Monday, February 8, 2021, 8pm EST.

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