In this class, I work with students to give them a process for figuring out what topics they care about, and then how to express their position on that topic using images and words.

We also talk about photographing their posters in order to share them online.

Here are some images of adult-made posters from the March 2018 Rock the Protest Poster at the Chicago Public Library:

Student protest poster.
Work in progress, text will be added on the yellow blocks.

Student protest poster, work in progress.

The photos used in the above two posters are by Italian photographer Mario Testino.

The librarian who organized the workshop also brought in a real record player and lovely selection of protest music from the library’s collection. This was a really fun addition to the class that the students really enjoyed.

Listening to protest music on a real turn table during the workshop!