People’s History of Kanada

Posted by admin on Sep 22nd, 2007

Join us for the much-anticipated launch of the People’s History of Canada/Kanada Poster Project!!!

Friday October 5th 2007 from 7:00 pm onwards. Including music and DJ’s. Rhizome Café, 317 East Broadway (corner Kingsway).

The People’s History of Canada/Kanada Poster Project is a collaborative effort between grassroots artists and No One is Illegal-Vancouver. The artists working on this Project come from a diversity of communities and almost all carry his/herstories and direct experiences of colonization and displacement that are being engaged within the

Launch includes work by: * Afuwa Granger * Alex Mah * Ange Sterritt * Annie Banks * Naomi Moyer * Tania Willard * Riel Manywounds and Gord Hill * Tyler Toews *

The Project also includes: Setareh Mohammadi, Paco Segura, Kara Sievewright, Naava Smolash, Elogyny Tharmendran.

A series of original pieces will explore various moments of repression and resistance in Canadian history such as systems of apartheid from reserves to border walls, environmental racism in Africville to Skwekwek’welt, history of exclusion from Chinese head tax and Japanese internment to Security Certificates and current immigration policies, resistance such as the Skeena Rebellion and Gustafsen Lake siege, history of migrant labour programs, impacts of the 2010 Olympics, and more.

Through this project we have attempted to create art that is an active part of our social movements and anti-colonial struggles. We invite you to check out this exciting and powerful series of work at our launch party on Friday October 5th, where prints and full colour posters will also be available for sale. The exhibit will remain up at Rhizome Cafe until October 21st.

Thank you to those at Purple Thistle, Rhizome Cafe, Gallery Gachet, No One is Illegal collective members, and Under the Volcano who supported this Project.

For more information contact or call 604 875-8455.

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