The Hunger Wall: Poster Making Workshop

Anacostia Library

The Hunger Wall: Poster Making Workshop

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 1 p.m.

Join an artists-in-residence event to create original posters in this hands-on workshop, incorporating imagery from the Poor People’s Campaign Collection in DC Public Library's Special Collections. In 1968, residents and visitors in Resurrection City drew and painted on a temporary plywood wall to express messages of solidarity among different races, cultures and regions of the country in the human rights struggle. Inspired by the Resurrection City mural, which bore the message “Hunger’s Wall: Tell it Like it Is,” our artists have created poster-making kits allowing visitors to combine activist imagery from 1968 with their own messages for 2018. The Hunger Wall poster workshops feature commissions by four local emerging artists who use art as a tool for resistance and social justice: Nando Álvarez, Adrienne Gaither, Monolith DC and Justin Poppe. 

This workshop is in conjunction with the Pop-Up Museum: Your D.C. Stories 1968-2018.

Learn more about The People's University history, collections and programming to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of 1968. Did you know you can filter the DC Public Library calendar by type of event? Look for other '68 events with the 1968: 50th Anniversary filter in Event Type.