California Educator

February / March 2019

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F R O M A C O L O R F U L B A N N E R created in 1835 for the Journeyman House Carpenters' Association of Phil- adelphia, to the roller-skating "Don't Be a Scab" girls in New York's Union Square, to a multitude of creative (and rainproof ) signs that lined the sidewalk in front of every school in Los Angeles in January, art has always been an integral part of the labor movement. Visual work has long punctuated labor struggles, including current CTA actions By Julian Peeples The Art of the Protest This banner, designed by artists Paul Kjelland and Jeanette Arellano, adorns Oakland Education Association Headquarters. Inset at left: Artwork by Nisha Seti. Roxana DueƱas, a Roosevelt High School educator and UTLA member, became the face of the strike thanks to this artwork by Boyle Heights artist Ernesto Yerena. Educators, artists and community members created 24-foot-wide parachute banners at the UTLA Art Build. 54 CTA & You

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