We Celebrate Women's Struggles

ID Number: 12239
Maker: Susan Shapiro; Inkworks; Gonna Rise Again Graphics
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: circa 1975
Place Made: United States: California, Oakland
Measurements: 40.5 cm x 51 cm; 15 15/16 in x 20 1/16 in
Main Subject: Women; Viet Nam War Era
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
We Celebrate Women's Struggles We Celebrate People's Victories. The Mountain Is Only So High-- Our Capacity Is Without Limit. The Stars Move; Our Will Is Unshakable! Inscription On The Walls Of A Cell: Con Son Women's Prison, South Viet Nam (Liberated April 30, 1975) [stamped] Published by Inkworks Press 4220 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609 Design by Susan Shapiro Printed by Gonna Rise Again Graphics

Acquisition Number: 1997-097

Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG for educational and research purposes only. Distribution or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

Exhibition Annotation:
This poster links the optimism and excitement following the end of the Viet Nam War, with the burgeoning women’s movement. The Supreme Court had legalized abortion two years earlier, and women’s fight for equality was seen as an uphill but achievable goal. This is shown both figuratively and literally in the poster with diverse generations and races of women holding hands as they carry the banner of women’s liberation up the hill. Note that the women are either wearing miniskirts or bell bottoms, reflecting the fashion of the time. Offset version of design, ID 3695, includes a copyright symbol for Inkworks.

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