Student working in Rock the Protest Poster! Class by Elaine Luther at the Chicago Public Library

Student working in Rock the Protest Poster! Class by Elaine Luther at the Chicago Public Library

In honor of Women’s History Month, Chicago Public Library’s Richard J. Daley branch had me teach my workshop, Rock the Protest Poster!  

We started out with the (optional) activity of stamping our dollar bills with the Hands Up Don’t Shoot rubber stamp from artist Joseph Delappe.  (You can see his project and buy the stamp at http://www.delappe.net/intervene/hands-up-dont-shoot )

After talking about some current protest posters out in the world that are on the streets, but outside of the context of marches, we dove in to identifying a topic each of us were passionate about.

Students did amazing work.  The available materials were acrylic paints, magazines and other papers and glue, and block printing.

Here are their posters, shared with permission.

Student poster on Introversion at Rock the Protest Poster! Class by Elaine Luther

Student poster on Introversion at Rock the Protest Poster! Class by Elaine Luther

Student poster on de-stigmatizing mental illness at Rock the Protest Poster! Class by Elaine Luther

Student poster on de-stigmatizing mental illness at Rock the Protest Poster! Class by Elaine Luther

Student poster about the need for education about breastfeeding and greater acceptance of public nursing, by student Jenny at Rock the Protest Poster! Class by Elaine Luther

Student poster about the need for education about breastfeeding and greater acceptance of public nursing, by student Jenny at Rock the Protest Poster! Class by Elaine Luther

 

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