Wall Street is War Street - Today at 5 pm in room W 605 at Pace University for Left Forum 2012.
Sean Stewart, editor of On the Ground: An Illustrated Anecdotal History of the Sixties Underground Press in the U.S., will introduce and moderate a discussion between Ben Morea and Josh MacPhee about the role that art and artists play in social change.
Ben Morea was the main instigator of the Black Mask group, Up Against The Wall/Motherfucker (UAW/MF), and the Armed Love communal movement. By the end of the Sixties, facing increased police attention, Morea “disappeared” into the rural communal movement. Galvanized by the current imperial wars he has reemerged to talk of the legacy and history of Black Mask and UAW/MF and their relevance to the struggles today.
Since 1998 Josh MacPhee has commissioned and produced over one hundred posters that pay tribute to revolution, racial justice, women’s rights, queer liberation, labor struggles, and creative activism and organizing. His most recent books are Celebrate People’s History, Signs of Change, and Paper Politics. He is a founding member of the artists’ cooperative Justseeds.org, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.