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CSPG is Presenting at the American Printing History Association Conference Oct. 14th

American Printing History Association (APHA) will host their 47th annual conference in Los Angeles on October 13-15, 2022. "Making Artistic Noise" will explore the printing and printmaking revolution unleashed in the United States by the political and social movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Three invited speakers and 25 panelists and short paper presenters will tackle the conference theme from a variety of intersecting topics and perspectives, including printing history, alternative publishing, DIY printing techniques, graphic design, book arts education, community engagement, labor organizing, feminism, Black studies, Chicano and Latino history, and LGBTQ+ activism.

CSPG will be presenting

"LA Political Poster-Making Collectives that Made History"

on Friday, October 14th

Papers Session 2, 3:00- 4:00 p.m.

This lightning round presentation will cover four Los Angeles-based poster collectives active during the 1960s–1980s: Peace Press, Mechicano Art Center, Women’s Graphic Center, and Fireworks Graphics Collective. Panelists will discuss print collective workplace structures, inter-movement solidarity, and how marginalized groups use posters to communicate their experiences and organize for social change. Research materials stem largely from the collections at the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, the nation’s largest post-1945 political poster archive.

Samantha Ceja began her career in archives at California State University-Northridge, where she worked as a work-study student in the Special Collections & Archives department. As a history major, she appreciated the opportunity to work with and learn from primary sources to tell the stories of marginalized people and their communities. As a current MLIS student at San Jose State University, she is dedicated to working in archives to promot