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Oleo Strut

Katie Hargrave

This image is from Celebrate People’s History/Iraq Veterans Against the War: Ten Years of Fighting for Peace and Justice, a portfolio that celebrated IVAW’s first ten years and was produced by Justseeds, IVAW, Booklyn, Repetitive Press, and the Civilian Soldier Alliance.

(IVAW is now known as About Face: Veterans Against the War)

Oleo Strut, along with The Shelter Half, Coffee Strong, Under the Hood, and others, created cafes to serve as a space for GIs to find support and explore tactics for resistance.

Katie Hargrave is an artist and educator living and working in Chattanooga, TN. She is interested in a poetic and quiet activism that exists within the history and politics of life in the united States. using archival and community-sourced research, Hargrave makes artworks that allow viewers to see themselves as shapers of broad, political systems. She believes we all have power; we all own this history.

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