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Mayor's Office of Arts + Culture Features Exhibit of International Labor Movement Posters in The Mayor's Neighborhood Gallery

October 27, 2014

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The Mayor's Office of Arts + Culture will feature an exhibition of international labor movement posters from Stephen Lewis’ collection (https://www.facebook.com/Lewisposters) in the Mayor’s Neighborhood Gallery on the second floor at Boston City Hall. The exhibition will be on display until November 28, 2014.

“Immigration rights, racial tension, violence against women, religious strife—these are realities that face us daily,” says Stephen Lewis. “The ideas depicted in this exhibition encourage us to think about stereotypes and our perceptions of how we view others. Some posters go further by encouraging not only a change in thinking, but also suggest ways to make changes.”

The posters in this exhibition are from a collection of more than 4,500 of Stephen Lewis, a long-time activist in the labor movement and the former Treasurer of his union. Stephen has exhibited at a number of public libraries in Massachusetts and two of the state Heritage parks. Lewis has presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Public History and on local cable television programs.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Lawrence Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The Galleries at Boston City Hall are open to the public at no charge. Boston City Hall is accessible by MBTA via State Street (Orange and Blue lines) and Park Street (Green and Red lines). For additional information, call 617-635-3245, or visit http://www.cityofboston.gov/arts.