WOMEN AGAINST IMPERIALISM: A CATALOGUE OF 13 POSTERS USED IN PROTEST by Brooke Palmieri

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Title: Women Against Imperialism: A Catalogue of 13 Posters Used in Protest
Author(s)/Editor(s): Brooke Palmieri
Publisher: The Bower
Pages: 36
Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm
Format: Softcover
Year: 2019 (2020)
Women Against Imperialism (WAI) was a grassroots organisation that used direct action to build solidarity between activist groups in the California Bay Area in 1981. Until 1996, WAI advocated for anti-imperialist, anti-prison, anti-war, international feminist and LGBTQ+ causes. A publication with text by Brooke Palmieri (Camp Books), designed and printed by Esther McManus to accompany the exhibition of the same name at The Bower, 2019, celebrating the legacy of these posters and featuring in-depth research on their history, context and cultural significance.

Thirteen posters used by WAI in demonstrations exhibited together for the first time, each bringing awareness of international struggle to a very local level: they are visceral objects – homemade, sometimes hand-drawn, held together by duct tape and mounted on board for immediate use in protest against a range of issues beyond the Bay Area: women’s reproductive rights, the abolition of a high security women’s prison, and support for Black Liberation Army member Assata Shakur, among other causes.
(Risograph printed at LCBA for The Bower)

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Weight .1 kg
Dimensions 148 × 210 × 3 mm