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View other events for the week of 12/17/2010
Date Friday December 17
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
AK Press – 674 A 23rd Street (btwn San Pablo and MLK)
Oakland 94612
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorCelebrate People's History
Poster Exhibit - Book Release Party - Artist Panel

Initiated by Josh MacPhee in 1998, Celebrate People’s History uses posters to document the hidden history of feminist organizers, civil rights leaders, indigenous uprisings, union struggles, LGBT activism and much more. Bay Area-themed posters include tributes to the Alcatraz occupation, the International Hotel eviction, the transgender riot at Compton’s Cafeteria and Los Siete de la Raza, San Francisco youth who were framed for the murder of a cop.

A complete compilation has just been released - Celebrate People's History: the Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution with over 100 full-color posters. Edited by Josh MacPhee with a foreword by Rebecca Solnit, the book includes art from Jesus Barraza, Melanie Cervantes, Eric Drooker, Fernando Marti, Cristy Road, Jos Sances, Nicole Schulman, Swoon and many others.

To kick off the West Coast premiere of the book, a release party will be held with a poster exhibit, artists signing books and a panel featuring historian Lincoln Cushing and graphic designer Sabiha Basrai of

This event is wheel-chair accessible and FREE, but donations go to MacPhee and his partner who is battling cancer.

For more info, email CelebratePeoplesHistory [at]
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Nov 16th, 2010 11:51 PM
by Celebrate People's History Tuesday Nov 16th, 2010 11:52 PM
by Celebrate People's History Tuesday Nov 16th, 2010 11:52 PM

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