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  1. Kris says:

    Dear All,

    Please find below information about my beloved friend Kate Haug’s project on MLK and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign at the Irving Street Projects in SF:

    Kate Haug | News Today
    April 9 – June 25, 2016
    Opening Reception: Saturday April 9, 2-4pm

    Public Programming:

    Sat April 16, 2pm:
    Mark Harris, Visual Artist
    Gallery talk: The use of archival images in political works of art

    Sat May 14, 2pm:
    Justin Gomer Ph.D. American Studies, UC Berkeley
    The shifting political landscape from 1968 to now

    Sat May 21, 2pm:
    Ellen Feiss, Art History, Graduate Department, UC Berkeley
    The Politics of Display

    Irving Street Projects is proud to present its second project of 2016: News Today by San Francisco-based artist, filmmaker and writer Kate Haug.

    Using news photographs, memorabilia, reconstructed objects, documentary fragments, and original documents, Haug re-tells the story of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last monumental social protest prior to his assassination. The exhibition features images and objects culled from Haug’s extensive research in the archives of the Associated Press and the Library of Congress, which have not been seen together before, bringing to life the complex ambition of King’s vision.

    King began organizing the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) in 1967 to unify America’s poor across class rather than racial lines, believing that economic parity was key to African American equality within the United States. The PPC culminated with a 3,000 person shanty town named Resurrection City, constructed on the National Mall in Washington DC. Resurrection City drew people from all over the country, was the nineteen sixties version of the 1932 Bonus March and a predecessor to “Occupy”. The exhibition time frame for this show mirrors many of the actual dates of the campaign, tracing the Resurrection City’s opening day to its final destruction.

    News Today: A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time runs from April 9, 2016 to June 25, 2016 with an opening reception on Saturday, April 9 from 2-4pm. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 1-5 and by appointment. All events and open hours are listed on our website’s calendar page: http://www.irvingstreetprojects.org

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