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Mar. 15, 2017 8:17 am

Get your sign ready for the next protest with this Mural Arts series

"The Art of the Protest," kicking off with a panel on March 21, will explore how to express yourself artistically and creatively through making protest signs.

"Build bridges not walls."

(Photo via Flickr user City of Philadelphia, used under a Creative Commons License)

Protests and marches have been happening pretty frequently across the country since Nov. 8, with people in Philadelphia organizing for causes including women’s rightsimmigration and more.

And with those protests are the signs people create to express their frustrations. We’ve seen some pretty great ones out there, like this one from Geekadelphia Editor-in-Chief Mikey Ilagan at the Comcast #TechHasNoWalls protest:

Heck, even this dog had something to say about the president’s proposed Mexican border wall at the Women’s March on Philadelphia:

March doggo 2

(Photo by Julie Zeglen)

There will surely be more protests and marches in the near future, so to help people get those creative juices flowing, Mural Arts has partnered with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Signs of Solidarity collective to start an event series called “The Art of the Protest.”

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The series will kick off with a panel discussion on March 21 with NYC-based crochet artist Olek, Michelle Angela Ortiz (a local muralist who is working on a monument focused on telling the stories of immigrant women being detained at Berks Family Residential Center) and Spiral Q Artistic Director Liza Goodell. The panel will be moderated by Julie Hawkins, arts administration program director at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, and Conrad Benner, whose photo blog Streets Dept. has been part of multiple recent social justice projects.

You’ll then get a chance to get started on your own signs with three free sign-making workshops on March 24, April 8 and May 1, each with Signs of Solidarity artists on hand to guide you.

RSVP for any of these events here.

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