To Protect & Serve?

Five Decades of Posters Protesting Police Violence

Exhibition Guide

To Protect & Serve?  features graphics created during the last 50 years—from Los Angeles to New York, from Mexico to Bangladesh, and from Europe to Africa. The exhibition includes posters addressing policing as political repression, racial and gender profiling, the school-to-prison pipeline, immigration raids, militarization of law enforcement, and organizing resistance.

Press coverage on To Protect and Serve? Five Decades of Posters Protesting Police Violence

18th Street Art Center’s ‘To Protect & Serve?’ examines cycles of police violence through protest art,
Christina Campodonico, The Argonaut, Los Angeles, USA, September 23, 2020

How Posters Have Targeted Police Violence, From the 1960s to Today, Lexis-Oliver Ray, Hyperallergic, Los Angeles, USA, September 28, 2020

After the killing of Stephon Clark, police need to finally stand up and say: 'Enough', Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, April 4, 2018

Words and Pictures: 'To Protect & Serve?' showcases 50 years of police brutality protest posters, Sonaiya Kelley, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, USA, January 23, 2018

These Powerful Political Posters Called Out Police Violence in L.A. and Beyond, Drew Tewksbury, Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles, California, USA, December 15, 2017


 

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