Two artworks of raised fists, one created in the 1970s and one created in 2017.

The Art of Protest

11 September 2021 - 06 January 2022
Chinese Center Exhibit Space - 3rd Floor
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This exhibit showcases reproductions of original silk screen political posters from the 1960s and 1970s collected by Sharat G. Lin at U.C. Santa Cruz and U.C. Berkeley.

The exhibit honors the 50th anniversary of the Great Poster Workshop at the University of California at Berkeley in May 1970, which was triggered by the killing of four students at Kent State University in Ohio. The original posters were created during mass protests and prolonged student strikes against the Vietnam War and the draft, for Black liberation and ethnic studies, and a variety of other struggles for social justice. Additional posters continue to be added, demonstrating that the artistic legacy of protest continues to be felt in the social movements of today.​


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