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Billy X Jennings Exhibition

Date: Time: All Day
Love Library North & Link Room: 2nd Floor
Additional Info: LLN
Contact: Stacy Asher, stacyasher@unl.edu
The Design + Social Justice Symposium presents an exhibition of Alternative newspapers from Black Panther Party historian and archivist Billy X Jennings.

The historically significant newspapers represent a voice that was not in the mainstream media. The publications created an ethos around the struggle for equality, civic engagement and justice. Often authored, designed and published by university students, these publications offer insight into the underground press and its vast diversity of visual languages that were both accessible and powerful while inspiring people to action. Selections of these graphic design artifacts include, The Berkeley Barb, The East Village Other, Basta Ya, Berkeley Tribe, San Francisco Oracle, the Chicago Seed and many others.


Exhibition
August 16 – October 30, 2015
Love Library, 2nd Floor

Public Reception
4:00 – 5:30 p.m., September 16
Love Library, 2nd Floor

Panel Discussion
5:30 p.m., September 16
Love Library Auditorium


The events and exhibitions of the Design + Social Justice Symposium will highlight the visual communications, stories and portraits of revolutionary social movements and will examine how graphic design was a tool for organizing. The graphic artifacts that will be exhibited represent the role of art as a revolutionary force and how art and design can communicate about a need for social change. The symposium will examine the role of graphic design in creating messages that promote civil and human rights, preservation of the environment, and advocacy of equal opportunity. The lectures, panel discussions and exhibitions will feature images and printed matter.

The Design + Social Justice Symposium is sponsored by UNL’s Hixson-Lied Fine and Performing Arts Visiting Artist Program, Institute for Ethnic Studies, Love Library, the Faculty Senate Convocations Committee and the Department of Art & Art History. Special thank you to The Sheldon Museum of Art and Humanities Nebraska for their generous support.

All Symposium events are free and open to the public.

http://arts.unl.edu/art/design-social-justice-symposium

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