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Revolutionary Graphics of the IWW - An Online Conversation with Dylan Miner

July 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Join us Thursday, July 16 from 7-8 pm on Zoom for an online conversation with artist, activist, and scholar Dylan Miner, facilitated by interdisciplinary artist Jo SiMalaya Alcampo.

The Industrial Workers of the World's political graphics go back a century, yet, looking at them today, many are still very relevant. This talk will explore some of the popular imagery of the IWW, as seen in WAHC’s recent exhibit One Big Union: The Revolutionary Graphics of the IWW. Dylan Miner will also look at its relevance today and the importance of having graphic artists involved in social struggle.

Registration is required, see below!

We invite you to submit questions in advance about the IWW and their graphic history! If you have anything you’d like to ask, please feel free to prepare them for the conversation on July 16 or email them to kat@wahc-museum.ca in advance.



Dylan Miner is an artist, activist, and scholar. He is Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies, as well as Associate Professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University. He has exhibited widely across North America. In 2010, he was awarded an Artist Leadership Fellowship from the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. Miner has published and exhibited extensively. His book Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island was published by the University of Arizona Press. In the past two years, he has published four risograph books: an artist’s book titled Aanikoobijigan // Waawaashkeshi, a booklet on Métis and Anishinaabe beadwork, a chapbook on quillwork, and a poem-book titled Bakobiigwaashkwani // She Jumps into the Water. In 2018, Miner began collaborating to print little-known graphics from the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and was supported in doing this work through an arts residency at WAHC (in partnership with Centre 3) in 2019, followed by an exhibition at WAHC in the winter of 2020. Miner descends from the Historic Georgian Bay Métis Community, one of seven s.35 rights-bearing Métis communities in Ontario.

Jo SiMalaya Alcampo (they/them, she/her, siya) is an interdisciplinary artist. Their art practice includes community storytelling, interactive installations, and electroacoustic soundscapes. Their first play, HILOT MEANS HEALER premiered in 2019 and explores Philippine folklore, legends, and Indigenous spirituality. It also featured singing plants! Jo is a member of Kwentong Bayan and Kapwa Collective.


For any questions related to this program, please feel free to email Kat Williams at kat@wahc-museum.ca

This event is organized in partnership with our friends at the Hamilton and District Labour Council, and made possible by ATU Local 107, Unifor 5555 and HWETL as well as our public funders and supporters.

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