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Too Hot to Handle: Posters on Climate Change, Pollution & Environmental Justice

Design Action Collective, digital print, 2011, Oakland

On display through June 30th at Mercado la Paloma

For five decades, artists and activists have worked to advance environmental justice, fighting a war for the future of the planet. Posters give witness to a history of environmental struggles, prevent the issues from being forgotten by future generations, and show the vitality and importance of art in mobilizing social change. They reclaim the power of art to educate, agitate and inspire action.

Too Hot to Handle was funded in part by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, and the California Arts Council.


OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, May 14th, 3-6 PM

Reception will begin shortly after LA BREAK FREE 2016


Saturday, June 4th, 2-4 PM

featuring Yuki Kidokoro, Joshua Navarro, Sabina Virgo, and Carol A. Wells


Led by Ernesto Vazquez

Saturday, June 11th, 1-4 PM

Space is limited, so please RSVP to

All events are free & open to the public!

Featuring Work from the Following Artists and Organizations: ABCNT Alison Alder American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU) Angelica Romero Anna Fer Barry Deutsch Bhopal Group for Information and Action Bill Moran Bündnis 90/Die Grünen California Coastal Commission Cara Cox CDM Enterprises The Center for Environmental Citizenship CESTA (El Salvadorian Center for Appropriate Technologies) Chuck Sperry Communities for a Better Environment CREDO Mobile Design Action Collective Division of Communications and Public Information/UNEP Douglas Tompkins Doug Minkler Earth Aware Editions Earth First EarthSave EarthShare East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice Environment Action Coalition Eric Kroll Esperanza Community Housing Corporation E-Z Prod. Farbo Druck GmbH Fédération Anarchiste Feminist Majority Foundation Firehouse & Mission Print Friends of the Earth Grassroots Global Justice Alliance Green For All Greenpeace Helga Housing Solidarity Network Indigenous Environmental Network Inkworks Press Javier López Jen Cartwright Jesse Goldstein Justseeds La Roche, Mc Caffrey & McCall, Inc. La Via Campesina Leslie Barany Communications Lighthawk Kevin Cross Mahar Adjmi Mariona Barkus Mary Lynn Sheetz Mary Macenka Mazatl Melanie Cervantes Micah Bazant Ministerio de Agricultura del Perú Molly Fair Nancy Ohanian Nepal Australia Community Forestry Project Network of Voluntary Organizations of East Uttar Pradesh Northland Poster Collective Nosey Posters Oficina de Información Tecnica (OIT), Perú One World Campaign Pan-African Liberation Committee Pam Debenham Pan-Pacific Committee for Environmental Poster Design Exhibition Paul B. Haglund Peace Studies Institute Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Asia and the Pacific Pesticide Education and Action Project Plakat Publisher Raghu Rai Rainforest Action Network The Research Foundation for Science, Technology & Natural Resource Policy Ricardo Levins Morales Robert Cenedella Robert Giusti Sahyog Sam Newbury San Francisco Indian Center "Watha" Graphics Scott Laserow Second Nature Graphics Seth Tobocman Sierra Club Social Impact Studios Socialist Harkevshina Somkiat Sirvikol Southern CA Environmental Health Sciences Center S. Prikaschikov Steven Lyons Stumptown Press Swedish Committee for Vietnam Tim Mendenhall Tin Sheds Art Workshop U. G. Sato University of Southern California Ursula Meyer Wendy Gutschow Wizard & Genius Y. Kurova Yossi Lemel Zero Population Growth

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