art activism

Milwaukee May Day 2016 (March for Immigrant, Worker, and Student Rights)





photos by Joe Brusky, Susan Simensky Bietila, and Susan Ruggles. Blog post recap here.


Milwaukee Art Build (April 2016) Voces de la Frontera / Coalition for Justice / C.A.R.S. (Citizens Acting for Rail Safety)



Art Build organized by David Solnit, Susan Simensky Bietila, and myself. Recap on the Art Build here.


A Day Without Latinos  (February 18, 2016)  Mass demo and work stoppage against two proposed anti-immigrant bills – AB 450 and SB 533

Butterfly graphic: Favianna Rodriguez / graphic design for the poster: Nicolas Lampert


photos by Joe Brusky

Justseeds blog post on the art in the action / Favianna's graphic


D12 - demos during the COP 21 UN Climate Conference - Paris December 2016





photo by Mona Caron 

Recaps from Paris: Art build at Jardin d' Alice, art activism, D12 demo. Plus a video of painting a 300 ft banner. 

And a radio interview on WUWM Lake Effect about climate justice art activism.



October 14th Day of Action / People's Climate Movement (100 plus climate justice marches on Oct. 14, 2016 / Climate Prints hosted get-out-the-word posters and banners free to download)


They Say Cut Backs, We Say Fight Back - Milwaukee 2015



People's Climate March - 30 city wheatpasting campaign prior to the march. In collaboration with 350.org


image 1: Navajo Nation, image by Chip Thomas, image 2: Milwaukee, image by Favianna Rodriguez, image 3: Richmond, VA, image by Favianna Rodriguez, Josh Macphee, image 4: series of 11x17 offset posters, images by Crystal Clarity, Favianna Rodriguez, Nicolas Lampert, Josh MacPhee, Chris Stain, Colin Matthes, image 5: Milwaukee, canoe promo team. http://www.justseeds.org/blog/2014/09/peoples_climate_march_art_30ci_2.html


Stop KXL/Tarsands - Chicago, 2013 - in collaboration with Illinois chapter of the Sierra Club and 350.org



May Day March - Milwaukee 2014 - mud stencil - in collaboration with YES (Youth Empowered in the Struggle) and Voces de la Frontera


mud stencil image design by Raoul Deal. http://justseeds.org/blog/2014/05/mud_stencils_and_banners_at_th.html



Wisconsin Uprising, 2011


Badger eating rat image: Nicolas Lampert / Union Made, Occupied for Labor: Colin Matthes. http://archive.printeresting.org/2011/03/04/printing-for-a-cause/



Justseeds-IVAW (Iraq Veterans Against the War) street art action - Chicago 2010 - in collaboration with IVAW




http://www.justseeds.org/blog/2010/11/bringing_the_war_home_through.html



Books to Prisoners mud stencil action - Madison 2009 - in collaboration with Madison chapter of Books to Prisoners


http://www.justseeds.org/blog/2009/10/madison_books_to_prisoners_mud.html

(note: to learn more about mud stencils and the OMS "The Original Mud Stenciler", please view http://mudstencils.com/ by Jesse Graves.)


TAMMS Year Ten mud stencil action - Chicago 2009 - in collaboration with TAMMS Year Ten



Project organized by TYT, Lauri Jo Reynolds, Nicolas Lampert, and Jesse Graves / mud stencil workshop/technique by Jesse Graves. Stencil image design by Matthias Regan. http://www.justseeds.org/blog/2009/06/illinois_torture_publicized_wi.html



Warning Signs - Chicago 2009 - in collaboration with Chicago chapter of the Rain Forest Action Network (RAN)


Project organized by RAN and Nicolas Lampert / sign design by Nicolas Lampert  http://www.justseeds.org/blog/2010/06/warning_signs_awareness_campai.html