Celebrate People's History: We're Still Here: Red Wheelies

Artwork
Identifier:
2020.23.82
Artist:
Rachel House
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
2 Color Offset Printed Poster
Date:
July 2015
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 17" Width: 11"
Description:
This is a pink poster with women on scooters in red and black driving on it. There is text beneath them on the bottom right side that says, “With panache, style, skill & humor, The Red Wheelies challenge perceptions of disability. They take up space, draw attention to themselves & raise awareness of multiple sclerosis. These campaigning Women rock, long may the Red Wheelies roll.” The title is beneath them at the bottom, "Mobility Scooter Formation Display Team".
Historical Context:
The Celebrate People’s History posters are rooted in the do-it-yourself tradition of mass-produced political propaganda. These posters embody democracy, inclusion, and group participation in the writing and interpretation of the past. Unlike most political posters, the posters part of the Celebrate People’s History series tell the stories of the underdogs, those individuals and groups helping to move forward the collective struggle of humanity to create a more just world. For 20 years, over 130 different posters have been displayed on the streets of over a dozen cities representing over 150 artists and writers. The Celebrate People’s History Poster Series has been organized and curated by Josh MacPhee since 1998.