(War Targets People of Color/ Not in Our Name Women of Color Against War)
24 in HIGH x 18 in WIDE
(60.96 cm HIGH x 45.72 cm WIDE)
Collection of the Oakland Museum of California

wooden stick

On April 20 2002, approximately 20,000 people participated in a peace march in San Francisco. The demonstration began at Dolores Park and ended at the city hall. Many causes were featured on posters. This poster has two sides to it which are connected by brown packing tape. On one side there is a large female symbol with the world in it. The symbol is in black. On top of the symbol, in white print with black border are the words "NOT IN OUR NAME!". Below the female symbol is what appears to be demonstrators with signs and raised fists. There are not detailed; rather, they are in black and below them in white is two lines of print or white block letters which state: "Women of Color AGAINST THE WAR". Below that, in a smaller font, is the information of the organization "INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence (first line) www.incite-national.org (second line) P.O. Box 6861 Minneapolis, MN 55406 (third line). The background of 2/3 of this side of the poster resembles sun rays. The other side of the poster has more print and images. The background is red. The images have a cartoon quality. In the center of the poster are four figures- A woman with a hankerchief on her head and an apron on, the woman directly in the center looks younger than the woman to her right and is holding a baby, and the figure to the far right is a younger man of color. Below this portrait are the words "War Targets Poor People of Color". Below that, in a smaller font, is further informative text "WE SAY -- NO MORE LOST LIVES! Peace will only come when all people are treated with respect and dignity. The tragic events of September 11, 2001 have taught us that for peace and security at home, we must support peace and justice abroad. The War on Terrorism is not the answer." This font is in orange and corresponds with the smaller print on the lower part of the poster. That section states, "This poster is a project of Movement Rising, a national network of young people's organizations working for justice in their communities. Movement Rising connects young people nationally and internationally to build a movement for global peace and justice among oppressed communities. Movement Rising is a project of JustAct: Youth Action for Global Justice. www.justact.org (left corner). For more information about the War on Terrorism and its impacts on communities around the world, see www.politicaleducation.org and www.war-times.org. Design by i arte media: www.iarte.com, illustration by ten12.com, printed at Inkworks Press. Surrounding the center figures and text are missles in blue. In some of the missles is text about racial profiling, Afghani people, and the sort.

Used: protestor | Movement Rising | Women of Color Against Violence

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