Black & Blue: A Call for Prints & Posters About Policing, Violence, & Resistance for An Exhibition This March

by Tyrone Boucher

by Tyrone Boucher

During the week of March 18th, Project NIA will organize a series of events that will include discussions, a film screening, and an art exhibition. We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with the Social Justice Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Specifically, we will host the exhibition and the events at its Pop Up JUST Art (PUJA) Space on Maxwell Street.

We are excited to feature an amazing piece of art that was created by our friend and ally Billy Dee about the Danzinger Bridge shooting in New Orleans. This piece will be on display at the PUJA Space and we hope that many of you will stop by to see it in person.

Project NIA believes strongly in the value and importance of creative resistance. We invite other artists (youth & adults) to contribute prints and posters relating to policing, violence, and resistance for the exhibition. If you know anyone who wants to contribute an original poster or print, please encourage them to do so by February 28th 2013.

Prints or posters should be no larger than 18 by 24. They can be mailed to us at:
Project NIA
1530 West Morse Ave
Chicago, IL 60626

PDF’s of the art can be emailed me to us at projectnia@hotmail.com.

Artists retain ALL RIGHTS to their work. Project NIA will exhibit it during the week of March 18th and also requests permission to share the prints or posters in promotional materials (including on blogs) prior to the exhibition. If you provide us with a hard copy of your art, it will be returned at the end of the exhibition.

All events during the week of March 18th are FREE and our goal is to continue to educate our communities about the history and contemporary manifestations of policing and violence. We hope that this will encourage more people to consider alternatives to policing to address harm and violence.

If you have any questions, please contact Mariame at projectnia@hotmail.com. Do let us know prior to Feb 28th if you will be submitting a print or poster for the exhibition.

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3 Comments

  1. stephanie weiner said,

    January 24, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I have some stuff from Comite Exigimos Justicia about Area 5 that would be a great addition.
    Stephanie Weiner
    stephanieweiner6@gmail.com

  2. Spiro Bolos said,

    January 26, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I am a public high school teacher. Would this exhibit be appropriate for that audience and a large size group?

    • niastories said,

      January 28, 2013 at 11:39 pm

      Hello, yes the exhibit would be appropriate for middle school and beyond. Do you have youth who wanted to contribute their art to this? Feel free to get in touch at projectnia@hotmail.com


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