Posters

The posters and flyers of feminist activism used emblematic symbols, graphic design, and artistic representation to deliver their message. The pieces here include creative and evocative works of art, many of which still hang on our walls, while others are quickly designed and pragmatic early notices churned out on a gestetner and not constructed to last. Collectively, they provide a visual showcase of the issues and struggles for equality from the 1970s to 1990s. Please add to our collection.

Title Date Organization
Abortion and Women’s Liberation Public Meeting (Toronto) 1983 Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics, March 8th Coalition, NDP Women's Committee
Black Women’s Collective – Ba thari Celebration Poster (Toronto) – May 1987 1987 Black Women's Collective
Eaton’s Boycott and May 6th Extravaganza Poster (Toronto) 1985 Organized Working Women
International Women’s Day Poster (Toronto) – 1978 1978 International Women's Day Committee, March 8th Coalition
International Women’s Day Poster (Toronto) – 1979 1979 International Women's Day Committee, March 8th Coalition
International Women’s Day Poster (Toronto) – 1980 1980 March 8th Coalition, International Women's Day Committee
International Women’s Day Poster (Toronto) – 1981 1981 March 8th Coalition
International Women’s Day Poster (Toronto) – 1982 1982 March 8th Coalition
International Women’s Day Poster (Toronto) – 1983 1983 March 8th Coalition
International Women’s Day Poster (Toronto) – 1984 1984 March 8th Coalition
International Women’s Day Poster (Toronto) – 1985 1985 March 8th Coalition
International Women’s Day Poster (Toronto) – 1986 1986 March 8th Coalition
International Women’s Day Poster (Toronto) – 1987 1987 March 8th Coalition
International Women’s Day Poster (Toronto) – 1988 1988 March 8th Coalition
International Women’s Day Poster (Toronto) – 1989 1989 March 8th Coalition
Lesbians Are Making History (1986) 1986 Lesbians Making History
Mothers of Confederation Poster 1980 National Action Committee on the Status of Women
Organized Working Women 10th Anniversary Poster 1985 Organized Working Women
Sisters in Struggle – Building a Global Movment: A Black History Month Event 1988 Black Women's Collective
Sizzle City: anti-nuclear guerrilla theatre by feminists (Toronto IWD) --
Solidarity Poster for Eaton’s Strike 1985 Organized Working Women
The Power of Music: Singing for Social Change – The Red Berets 1986 The Red Berets
Women Fight Back! Women’s Right to Abortion Under Attack -- International Women's Day Committee
Women Fighting INCO Solidarity Benefit -- Organized Working Women, International Women's Day Committee, Ontario Federation of Labour, NDP Women's Committee