Celebrate People's History: Landless Workers Movement (MST)

Camila Rosa
GVSU Collection
2 Color Offset Printed Poster
August 2020
Artworks - Height: 17" Width: 11"
This poster is red, black, and white images of people all looking in different directions on the left side of the poster. There is text in the bottom right side of the image that says, “Landless workers’ movement with 1.5 million members, the movimento dos trabalhadores 2em terra (M2T). One of the largest social movements in Latin America. It fights for land reform against racism, sexism, and capitalism through broad based squatting, basic healthcare, and literacy and education campaigns.”
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.