March for Peace
16.88 in HIGH x 11.00 in WIDE
(42.86 cm HIGH x 27.94 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

A small union label for Allied Printing, Inkworks appears at bottom center, and "asuc" appears in small print at bottom right.

Poster printed in black ink on tan paper. A graphic at the top of the page shows a pair of hands breaking a rifle into two pieces at center with a mushroom cloud on the right and a ship printed with "To El Salvador" and prominent naval artillery on the left. Large text at top reads: "March for Peace / Destination: Port Chicago / May 20-23 / -Stop Arms Shipment to El Salvador / -Protest Nuclear Weapons Stockpile at Port Chicago, Concord Naval Weapons Station." The lower half of the poster includes date, location, and event information for a Demonstration, March, and Encampment. "For More Info Contact Unitas 843-2728 / Saintes 642-7783" printed across the bottom of the page.This was the first Bay Area water-borne demonstration against U.S. intervention in Central America. A flotilla of small boats, kayaks, and canoes took to the choppy waters off of this major military port; among those participating was Vietnam-era activist Daniel Ellsberg. The central graphic of hands breaking a rifle is adapted from the logo of the War Resisters League. Subsequent similar actions were organized by the Bay Area Peace Navy. [LMC]
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