Good News & Bad News — Poster of the Week

Dear friends,


We have good news and bad news.


First the bad news:


The California Attorney General’s office ruled against CSPG and the Peace Center and all the Peace and Justice organizations have to move out by June 1 or pay rent. CSPG has opted to pay rent until we can find an appropriate place to move. We are investigating different options, but welcome your suggestions. We need a minimum of 3,000 square feet to house our more than 90,000 posters, nearly 2,000-volume library, and tens of thousands of political buttons and other social justice movement materials, and the many artists, activists, researchers, students and volunteers that use our resources.


The good news:


In spite of the loss of our home and this week's devastating Supreme Court news, CSPG is excited to share that as of this week we have created archival-quality, high resolution digital scans for over 10% of our poster collection! Thanks to the generosity of individual donors and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, California Humanities, Returning Home Foundation, Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Getty Foundation, and California Community Foundation, we were able to purchase the technology necessary to build our own in-house digitizing studio. We began digitizing in January 2022, and we are thrilled to have already reached this 10% milestone. Thank you to all of our supporters, and we look forward to making these images public on our new collections website later this year! Stay tuned!





Fact: Attacks against women’s right to choose has been escalating for decades.


Fact: The overturning of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in the U.S., has been expected since Trump packed the Supreme Court with right wing ideologues.


Fact: We will not be silent. We will not go back.


Actions: Channel Rage Into Action! Take to the streets! Vote them out of office! Organize! Mobilize! Protest!


Mobilization Efforts in LA and Beyond:


https://www.mobilize.us/womensmarchaction/event/453088/?share_medium=native_share&share_context=event_detail_page&force_banner=true


https://riseup4abortionrights.org/


CSPG’s Poster of the Week – in this case 6 posters – represent 6 decades of organizing for women’s right, one from each decade, from the 1960s to the 2nd decade of the 21st century. We are just getting started.


Abortion is A Personal Decision

Women's Graphics Collective

Silkscreen, 1970

Chicago, Illinois

42135



Repeal All Abortion Laws!

Women's National Abortion Action Coalition

Offset, 1971

San Francisco, CA

44861



Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Right to Decide

Terry Forman

Fireworks Graphics; Prairie Fire Organizing Committee

Offset, 1989

San Francisco, CA

44861



My Body My Right

Jeanette May

Coalition for Positive Sexuality; Salsedo Press

Offset, 1997

Chicago, IL

11085



Forward-Not Back! Reproductive Justice for All!

Inkworks Press

Offset, 2007

San Francisco, CA

43871



Women's March On Washington and the World

Katie Bordner

Syracuse Cultural Workers

Offset, 2017

Syracuse, NY

39069


Resources:


https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2022-05-05/abortion-draft-opinion-14th-amendment-american-history-quickening


https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/03/opinion/supreme-court-roe-wade.html


https://www.democracynow.org/2022/5/3/draft_supreme_court_opinion_overturning_roe


https://www.democracynow.org/2022/5/4/reproductive_justice_racial_and_immigrant_justice


https://www.democracynow.org/2022/5/4/dark_money_supreme_court_conservative_majority

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