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Sunday April 12th

Strike! Aesthetics, Semiotics, and Collective Action

Facilitated by M. James Becker

I will be speaking on a body of work I've been making, including drawings and digital works, based on my time constructing signs for the wildcat strike at UCSC. We will look together at historical precedents, discuss aesthetic strategies, and engage in a collective drawing workshop.

This talk is intended for the general public, but specifically for artists and makers of all kinds.

M. James Becker (b. 1994, St. Louis) is an artist researching labor, performance, and cultural politics.His work has been presented in public and independent art spaces in the United States and abroad, including the Opera House Palace of Arts, Cairo, Other Places Art Fair, San Pedro, and the Broad Art Center, UCLA.


The people’s university. 
Think tank for resistance movements 
Training school for a new generation of university labor organizers.

About the strike


Public education free and accessible for everyone - without student debt.
Critical thinking and skills - not bound to the imperatives of the market.
Communities of care and shared struggle - not competition for grades & grants.
Brilliance - without ‘experts’.

Learn your power to organize personal and social transformation.
Decolonize, democratize, queer, and abolish the university.