You’re invited to PRINT WITH US
A one day, FREE, hands-on experience at CPC from 12-2pm, Sunday, March 5.
Screenprint your own CPC artist designed postcards and placards, then directly write your legislators with the guidance of Karin McKie and her team of facilitators from Daily Activists, a progressive action smartphone app and website.
PLEASE BRING TO THE EVENT:
8.5 x 11″ cardstock for postcards, 16 x 20″ posterboard, a pen for writing, postcards stamps (34¢), AND a snack to share.
This, our third activist event, will focus on the creation of postcards for #TheIdesOfTrump mailing on March 15, along with other writing campaigns that address a variety of #resist issues. We encourage senders to share their cards on social media with the hashtag #CPCPostcardParty.
CPC has ALWAYS been a SAFE SPACE. For all people, ages, gender, religions, race, and background. We invite you to gather in our shop to celebrate DIVERSITY and COMMUNITY. Historically, printmaking has been a democratic medium; a way to get the word out, a celebration of free speech. CPC, in solidarity with other print shops around the country, is opening its doors in the name of INCLUSION. So many people are feeling frustrated, disappointed and afraid, and they are no longer able to find
political catharsis in signing petitions or donating money. I think we are entering a moment where passive participation no longer soothes, and people are ready to come together, if just to voice their fears and unify through the act of making.
CPC artists have created a variety of postcard and poster images that can be screen printed on whatever you bring to print on. Choose whatever you want to print, and we’ll show you how to do it! Please note that we will NOT be printing t-shirts at this event.
We’ll provide the inks and screens and other stuff, just keep in mind we’re not able to switch out ink colors once we’ve started. We’re looking forward to having you join us!
DailyActivists Communication Coordinator Karin McKie said, “Our smartphone app and website are pleased to bring our digital activism to the proud tradition of print protests. We’re also honored to showcase the prodigious talents of Chicagoland artists in making our voices heard during this time when our democracy is threatened. We hope our passionate community will join us for this boots-on-the-ground and anger-into-action celebration of free speech and advocacy. No matter the obstacles, we persist.”