As part of the writing process for When We Fight, We Win!, Greg Jobin-Leeds and AgitArte made a deliberate, extensive effort to bring together the people featured in the book. Artists, organizers and cultural workers, participated in the 2016 book tour, initiating dialogues and making connections between the book and their local fights. These activities left participants eager to draw deeper connections, and to collaborate meaning-fully on projects that bolster the movements that their work is a part of.
AgitArte is pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with featured artists of When We Fight, We Win! to create an art kit for engaging communities in the power of art making!!! In the spirit of Boston’s anti-eviction fight slogan, “When We Fight, We Win!” -which inspired the title for our book- the art kit is rooted in the book’s 7 organizing principles for systemic change and includes best practices for making stencils, banners, reproducible posters, paper masks, and signage for actions, marches and events. The seven organizing principles which will shape the themes in the art kit are:
Build organizations that are grounded in the most impacted communities
Create transformative visions
Tell powerful stories
Go to the root of problems
Reclaim the intersection of our struggles and identities
Disrupt power, changing who has it and what to do with once reclaimed
Build solidarity and stand together.
Designed to support our people’s struggles, lift up our people’s victories within the movement and expand the political imagination of our movements, the Art Kit includes best practices for making stencils, banners, reproducible posters, paper masks, and signage for actions, marches and events. We are delighted to share the creative tools of transformative organizing and hope to inspire others to join the struggle, to build solidarity, to create our own vision of a society sustained by love and liberation…to Fight and WIN!
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