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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Political poster exhibition in Santa Monica CA 

The Women of Juarez Demand Justice! is a poster exhibition opening today, Wednesday, July 28, 2004, 7:30 p.m. Salon at the Yard Warszawa Restaurant 1414 Lincoln Blvd. at Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica, California sponsored by Office of the Americas and Warszawa Restaurant

The founder and Executive Director of Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG), will speak about the murders of the women in Juarez, how the exhibition "The Women of Juarez Demand Justice" was organized, and how posters can be used to educate, agitate, and inspire people to action.

For over ten years, hundreds of women in the Mexican town of Juarez have been kidnapped, raped, murdered and grotesquely maimed. After years of official apathy and police incompetence towards solving and ending these brutal murders, a group of graphic designers from Mexico City invited colleagues to express their concern and outrage by designing posters around the slogan "The Woman of Juarez Demand Justice." A powerful exhibition of more than 60 large-format images by designers from all over the country was first staged in a Mexico City metro station, where they were seen by huge numbers of people who may not often visit museums and galleries. The exhibition is currently traveling throughout Mexico, educating about the murders and forcing authorities to become involved.

Suggested donation: $5.00. No one turned away for lack of funds. No reservations necessary.

More information on the web site of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, who sent me the above announcement.

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