Charis welcomes Josh MacPhee and Charlene Carruthers for a celebration in honor of Josh's book, Celebrate People's History!: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution, to which Charlene contributed the new foreward to the second edition.
Celebrate People's History is a full-color graphic history of global dissent and historical activism, celebrating the possibilities of collective resistance. Spanning nearly three thousand years of history--from the ancient Secession of the Plebs to the 2017 protests of the Confederate Soldiers Monument in Durham, from Sojourner Truth to Naoto Matsumura--these posters pay tribute to the long-standing human legacy of revolution, creative activism, and grassroots organizing. In this book, contemporary artists imagine and interpret often-overlooked events and figures in movements for racial justice, women's rights, queer liberation, labor organizing, and environmental conservation. This second edition of Celebrate People's History includes one hundred new posters printed in duotone, presenting these essential moments as a visual tour through decades and across continents. Featured artists include Miriam Klein Stahl, Swoon, Cristy C. Road, Bishakh Som, Sabrina Jones, Nicole Schulman, Christopher Cardinale, Eric Drooker, Klutch, Carrie Moyer, Laura Whitehorn, Dan Berger, Ricardo Levins Morales, Chris Stain, and more.
Josh MacPhee is a designer, artist, and archivist. He is a founding member of the Justseeds Artists' Cooperative and the author of over half a dozen books, including An Encyclopedia of Political Record Labels. He is a coeditor of Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture and he cofounded and helps run Interference Archive, a public collection of cultural materials produced by social movements. For over twenty years he has been organizing the Celebrate People's History poster series, a collection of over 125 posters commemorating important social justice events, groups, and individuals.
Charlene Carruthers is a Black, queer feminist community organizer and writer with over 15 years of experience in racial justice, feminist and youth leadership development movement work as well as a political strategist in today’s movement for Black liberation. She is the founder of the Chicago Center for Leadership and Transformation and author of Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements.
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A full-color graphic history of global dissent and historical activism, celebrating the possibilities of collective resistance--with an introduction by Charlene Carruthers and a foreword by Rebecca Solnit.
A manifesto from one of America's most influential activists which disrupts political, economic, and social norms by reimagining the Black Radical Tradition.