Celebrate People's History: Protect Mauna Kea

Artwork
Identifier:
2020.23.109
Artist:
Ashley Lukashevsky
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
2 Color Offset Printed Poster
Date:
November 2019
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 17" Width: 11"
Description:
This is a poster in white, red, maroon, and blue. There is a woman with her arms raised in a field towards the sunrise. On her back it reads, "Protect Mauna Kea”. Beneath her it says, “The new wave of aloha āina defends sacred land from scientific imperialism. No to tmt."
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.