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Poor People’s Campaign Portfolio

Price
$300
Institutional Price

Portfolios can be purchased at Institutional Rate through Booklyn Artists Alliance.

EDITION
Edition of 250 portfolios.
Each portfolio houses twenty-five 12 x 18 inch screenprints printed at Repetitive Press in Toronto by Aaron Hughes, Paul Kjelland, & Jesse Purcell

ORGANIZERS
Aaron Hughes: Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative & Iraq Veterans Against the War
Charon Hribar: The Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice & The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Jesse Purcell: Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative & Repetitive Press
Paul Kjelland: Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative & ReciproCity

SPONSORS
Booklyn
Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative
Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, & Social Justice
Popular Education Project
Repetitive Press

The Poor People’s Campaign:
A National Call for Moral Revival

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival Portfolio features a series of twenty-five screenprints by twenty-four artists that express the fundamental principles and core concepts that guide the work of the new Poor People’s Campaign. On December 4, 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. announced plans for a Poor People’s Campaign and called for the nation to take dramatic steps to end poverty. In the wake of his assassination the Campaign went forward but fell short of its vision. Fifty years later, a new Poor People’s Campaign has emerged from over a decade of work by grassroots movements fighting to end poverty, racism, militarism, and environmental destruction. The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is building a broad and deep national movement—rooted in the leadership of poor people—to unite from the bottom up in a Campaign that can bring forth a moral revolution of values to achieve equality and justice for all people.

On the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Beyond Vietnam speech, organizers from the new Poor People’s Campaign reached out to artists across the country with a general call for artwork addressing the themes central to the Campaign. Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative responded to the call by setting out to make a popular education portfolio for Campaign activists and organizers to use during regional and local teach-ins in preparation for the 40 Days of Moral Action that will begin on Mother’s Day, May 2018.

Note: Bill Mauldin’s 1968 political cartoon “Getting into Step” about the original Poor People’s Campaign was reprinted for educational purposes with an awareness of the problematic tropes used in the print.


We offer exhibition copies of all of our portfolios for loan to schools, galleries, libraries, community spaces, and other institutions and organizations that want to temporarily exhibit our projects. To find out more, email us at store (at) justseeds.org


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Associated Artists

Other Artists
Art Hazelwood, Ashley Hufnagel, Eli Wright, Eric J. Garcia, Jane Norling, Joanna Ruckman, Mary Patten, Sam Companatico, Sarah Farahat, & Yvette M. Pino

Subjects
Social Movements
Isaiah 10

Isaiah 10

Four Evils

Four Evils

1968 and 2018: The Poor People’s Campaign

1968 and 2018: The Poor People’s Campaign

WHERE

Uri-Eichen Gallery
2101 S Halsted St.
Chicago, Illinois 60608

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Poor People’s Campaign: Chicago Citywide Art Build

Poor People’s Campaign: Chicago Citywide Art Build

WHERE

UE Hall
37 S Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60607

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Teach As We Fight: Justseeds at Pullproof Studio

Teach As We Fight: Justseeds at Pullproof Studio

WHERE

Pullproof Studio
5112 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA

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