Friday, July 9, 2010

Poster of the Week

Keep Our Families Together!

Melanie Cervantes

Taller Tupac Amaru

Offset, 2008

Oakland, California

This poster is unusual in combining two themes—immigration and LGBTQ rights—that are rarely combined. Lesbian, Gay, and Queer families are impacted not only by racially discriminatory immigration laws but by heterosexist reunification laws that keep bi-national partners and their children from being together. This print honors those struggling families who are victims of these policies.

This is one of a 5 part poster series produced for the historic conference convened by TIGRA (Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action) that took place in May 2008 in Mexico City. It brought together over 300 migrant leaders from the United States, Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America to form a global association of remitters and their families. The other 4 posters in the series were designed by Jesús Barraza, Dylan Miner, Artemio Rodriguez & Favianna Rodriguez.

Keep Our Families Together! is included in two CSPG exhibitions:

Out of the Closet & Into the Streets—

Posters of LGBTQ Struggles & Celebrations

Currently on display at:

ONE Archives Gallery & Museum through September 26, 2010

626 N. Robertson Blvd. (entrance on El Tovar, North of Melrose)

West Hollywood, CA 90069

Friday: 4:30-8:30

Saturday & Sunday: 1-5

No Human Being is Illegal—

Posters on the Myths and Realities of the Immigrant Experience

Selections from this exhibition, including the poster of the week, are currently on display at:

The Annex at Avenue 50 Studio

Highland Park, CA 90042


July 10 through August 8, 2010

Tue-Thurs 10-4 pm; Sat-Sun 10-4 pm

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