The graphic design program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Art and Art History is hosting a Design + Social Justice Symposium to be held September 15–16, 2015. It will examine the role of graphic design as a tool for organizing and communicating for social change. The featured guest speaker and visiting artist will be Emory Douglas, former Minster of Culture and graphic artist of the Black Panther Party. His powerful work will be exhibited at the Sheldon Museum of Art from September through early January.
Exhibitions will also take place in Love Library from August 16th through October 30th. Black Panther Party historian and archivist Billy X Jennings will present an exhibition of radical underground newspapers from the 1960s and 70s. Suzun Lucia Lamaina will exhibit a collection of contemporary portraits and stories of former members of the Black Panther Party. My work will also be on display. Entitled Cause Poster, it’s a collection of graphic design activism for a variety of exhibitions, organizations, and causes. It’s the first time all of this work from 2005 to now has been together in one place. I’m very honored to be part of such an important event at the University. More information can be found on UNL’s site and Facebook page. Further details will also be posted here.