A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF CANADA/KANADA POSTER PROJECT:
Coming up on October 5th: The launch of the People's History of Canada/Kanada Poster Project:
This is a new project coming out of Vancouver. Molly reproduces their press release from the No One Is Illegal Vancouver site.
"Join us for the much anticipated launch of the People's History of Canada/Kanada Poster Project!!!
FRIDAY OCTOBER 5TH 2007 FROM 7:00 PM ONWARDS. INCLUDING MUSIC AND DJ S. RHIZOME CAFE, 317 EAST BROADWAY (CORNER KINGSWAY):
The People's History of Canada/Kanada Poster Project is a collaborative effort between grassroots artists and No One is Illegal-Vancouver. The artists working on this project come from a diversity of communities and almost all carry his/herstories and direct experiences of colonization and displacement that are being engaged within the project.
Launch includes work by *Afuwa Granger*Alex Mah*Ange Sterrit*Annie Banks*Naomi Moyer*Tania Willard*Riel Manywounds and Gord Hill*Tyler Toews.
The project also includes Setareh Mohammedi, Paco Segure, Kara Sievewright, Naava Smolash and Elogyny Tharmendran.
A series of original pieces will explore various moments of repression and resistance in Canadian history such as systems of apartheid from reserves to border walls, environmental racism in Africville to Skwekwek'welt, history of exclusion from the Chinese head tax and Japanese internment to Security Certificates and current immigration policies, resistance such as the Skeena Rebellion and Gustafson Lake siege, history of migrant labour programs, impacts of the 2010 Olympics and more.
Through this project we have attempted to create art that is an active part of our social movements and anti-colonial struggles. We invite you to check out this exciting and powerful series of works at our launch party of Friday October 5th where prints and full colour posters will be available for sale. The exhibit will remain up at Rhizome Cafe until October 21st.
Thank you to those at the Purple Thistle, Rhizome Cafe, Gallery Gachet, No One is Illegal Vancouver collective members and Under the Volcano who supported this Project.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-875-8455