Printing Protest Symbols: a hands-on workshop!


Saturday, April 8, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Saturday, April 8, 2-4pm
In the streets or in our archive, we see so many symbols in the world around us. How do social movements use symbols to convey their message? How can a symbol make a sign more effective, and how can it illustrate all the ideas and feelings contained in one movement for change?
This hands-on workshop is for all ages! We’ll spend a bit of time talking about the symbols we see on the exhibition walls right now at Interference Archive as part of Finally Got the News: The Print Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979, as well as the symbols we see on signs at protests and marches.
After that, we’ll carve our own symbols into foam printing boards and make our own mini-zines by sharing the symbols we’ve carved and printing them together.
This event is free! Donations are welcome to pay for supplies.
This event is part of an exhibition that is funded in part by a Humanities New York Action/Vision Grant.