Sunday, April 14, noon–5 pm
From Italy to England, Sweden to Spain, Oakland to New York, the book bloc has surfaced as a street protest tactic in which people create and use shields that resemble giant books. These shields are both practical and symbolic in asserting the power and importance of culture, while protecting protesters from the police.
Join students, educators, community organizers, artists, and others for an interactive afternoon of two book bloc artshops and a slideshow discussion.
12-2pm: book bloc artshop session #1
2-3pm: slideshow discussion of book bloc histories & practices
3-5pm: book bloc artshop session #2
* Please bring your own markers, scissors, clear tape, one old bike inner tube or slender bungee cord, and at least two pieces of approx 2.5 feet by 3 feet cardboard