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Join graphic designer, illustrator and activist Emory Douglas for a free lecture at the Seattle Public Library – Central Branch, followed by a discussion facilitated by Marissa Jenae Johnson of #blacklivesmatter.
Emory Douglas has created decades of graphic work that activated communities, inspired change and came to represent black American struggles in the 60’s and 70’s. Emory was first introduced to design while being held in a juvenile detention center, after being released he continued to design using extremely limited resources. His illustrations for the Black Panther newspaper reached thousands and were wheat-pasted around neighborhoods around the country sparking community activism. Over the years he has worked with numerous activist groups fighting for prisoner rights and civil rights using graphic design.
Marissa Jenae Johnson is a writer and speaker working at the intersection of Blackness, womanhood, and Christianity. Her work in the Black Lives Matter movement has garnered international attention and she is currently working on a book about her radicalization.
Immediately following the lecture, Q&A will be run on Twitter – please post your question with #designlectures.
The Design Lecture Series is brought to you by CIVILIZATION.
Civilization is a design practice that dedicates its time and efforts to social change. Like most design studios they work in the fields of branding, print and digital design and development. Unlike most studios they do this work for causes, clients and partners that share their commitment for creating positive change, improving people’s lives, and promoting a greater awareness of the world. Their work has been featured in NPR, Fast Company, Under Consideration, IDPure, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and Wired.