Mika Aono

Printing for Equity
screenprinting performance with Neal Williams 

All prints will be free and available to the public as take-aways. 

1st Session: Saturday, January 16, 2021, 2–4 pm 
2nd Session: Saturday, March 6, 2021, 2–4 pm

Historically, printmaking has been a vehicle for democracy. Before the digital era, printed materials were crucial for spreading ideas and messages. Even now, prints are accessible to the broader public regardless of socio-economic status.

Since the movement of “Black Lives Matter” began, it has been extraordinary to see so many posters and yard signs all over in our community. It is so encouraging.

Through these performative printing sessions, I’d like to share positive messages and quotes from our civil rights leaders, and slogans from the recent rallies and protests. One of my dear friends from graduate school told me that if I really want it, I have to “manifest” it. It’s my hope that even on a small scale, these hand-printed posters become a tool for bringing us all together.

Let’s keep moving forward. No one is free until all of us are free.