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Postcards of Persistence: A Community Arts Project

  • Chicago Printmakers Collaborative 4912 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60625 United States (map)

The Art of Resistance!


POSTCARDS OF PERSISTENCE: A Community Arts Project P.O.P. Participants Learn About Screen Printing While
Local Artists Make FREE Resistance Correspondence For
#TheIdesOfTrump & Other Legislative Writing Campaigns

BRING: * CARD STOCK (thick paper) 8.5 x 11” sheets on which to print resistance designs
* PINK STOCK is not required, but suggested since this protest emulates a termination “pink slip,” plus it supports the pink pussy hat theme of international Women’s Marches
* LARGE CARD STOCK 16x20 thick paper for posters
* PINK MARKERS OR CRAYONS to add pink to the cards (as well as any other colors)
* SNACKS are not required, but a welcome addition to any protest party!

WHAT: The Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (CPC), the city’s longest running independent print shop (since 1989), and DailyActivists, a progressive action smartphone app and website, will present POSTCARDS OF PERSISTENCE, a project featuring CPC artists creating and sharing a variety of postcard and poster designs for the community to use to contact legislators, hoping to mail at least a million postcards from around the country on March 15, to The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,�Washington, DC 20500. Please bring the supplies and snacks listed below. 

Not only will participants create marketing materials to support their activism, they’ll also get to learn about basic screen printing in person for free. Since the 2016 election, CPC has hosted two similar events where artists interfaced with the community to create protest collateral, donating designs, ink and other materials. 
This event will focus on the creation of postcards for #TheIdesOfTrump to be mailed on March 15, although this campaign and all participants’ missions are non-violent and free speech-focused, as well as for any activists’ other postcard campaigns (postcards have been recommended over letters for mailed communications, which, as sealed items, can be held up in security screenings). 

CPC will set up screens with artists’ #resist and #shepersisted-inspired designs, then print a single dark color onto light colored card stock or poster paper. The organizers suggest that all cards should contain #TheIdesOfTrump, #TheIdes and/or #PostcardParty, and senders should take finished card photos to share on social media.

The CPC/DailyActivists 3/5 event is part of the national Print/Organize/Protest (POP - event that currently includes New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Columbus, Charlotte, Berkeley and Santa Cruz. #POP #printorganizeprotest#printorganizeprotestCHICAGO

WHEN: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 12 noon – 2 p.m.
Due to CPC’s generosity, the event is FREE; however, donations are encouraged to defray CPC costs. Any extra donations will go to the ACLU. 

WHERE: Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, 4912 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60625, 773-293-7070

INFO: For more information about the national postcard campaign, @TheIdesOfTrump #PostcardProtest