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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!