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Mothers of East Los Angeles
  • Anonymous, artist
    active: United States
    Josh MacPhee, organizer
    born 1973
    Stumptown Printers, printer
    established 1999
  • Mothers of East Los Angeles, 2004
  • Celebrate People's History Poster Series
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color offset lithograph
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 432 x 275 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 17 x 10 13/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0124.023

Illustration silhoueted figures holding candles with prison and toxic waste at bottom, executed in red and black. Descriptive text in center of image. Text refers to the activism of the Chicana group Mothers of East Los Angeles (MELA). They successfully fought the construction of a prison, an oil pipeline, and a toxic waste incinerator in their community.