Critical Resistance: Campaigns & Project Updates

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May 5

A large poster for CR’s event on May 5. The background is a gradient dark red that fades to plum. The top third of the poster contains a collage of illustrations showing Critical Resistance organizing over the past 25 years. Each illustrations shows that CR is a multi-racial, multi-geographic and multi-generational organization, as members are of different races, ages, genders and locations. Illustrations include press conferences, marches, rallies, protests and direct actions against prisons, jails, and policing, as well as the organizing CR has done to build strong communities, offering trainings, hosting block parties, building community gardens and more. On white narrow rectangles, handwriting-styled font details CR’s theory of change with the words “dismantle,” “change,” “build,” and “abolition now” written in black on each slip overlaying the collage. The title of the event follows: “Toward Abolitionist Horizons” in gold handwriting-style font above block letters with shadow of “25 Years of Critical Resistance” in light blue and white—all in large letters across the poster. CR’s logo—an illustration of a critical eye—is next to the edge of “Resistance” on the right of the poster. The overall event description follows in write text: “A night of performances & discussion to inspire strategy & freedom, benefitting Critical Resistance, a national grassroots organization working to abolish the prison industrial complex since 1998.” Gold lines border the next section of text that details of the event program: “Featuring Angela Davis, Andrea Ritchie, Ny Nourn, Dancing Through Prison Walls & more.” In a light blue circle, the date of event (“Friday May 5”) is in large burgundy font. Two silhouette illustrations of Dancing Through Prison Walls dancers frame the date and the description of the event on the left. At the bottom of the poster, more information of the time of the event, tickets and location is all included: “Doors at 6pm. Program at 7pm. Buy Tickets Now Location McKenna Theater, SF State, 1600 Holloway Ave. Face Masks Required.” Overall, the poster emotes a vibrant, dynamic, empowered, collective, liberatory, “in motion,” vibe, alluding to CR’s long legacy of organizing against the prison industrial complex.

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This year marks 25 years since Critical Resistance’s inaugural conference “Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex” in 1998, where thousands of people came together to challenge what we now


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McKenna Theatre
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, 94132 United States
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