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
“never retract, never explain, never apologize, get the thing done and let them howl!” --
Abortion and Women’s Liberation Public Meeting (Toronto) 1983 Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics, March 8th Coalition, NDP Women's Committee
Atthis Theatre -- Atthis Theatre
Black Women’s Collective – Ba thari Celebration Poster (Toronto) – May 1987 1987 Black Women's Collective
Dr. Morgentaler Speaks -- B.C. Committee to Defend Dr. Morgenthaler, B.C. Federation of Women, S.F.U. Student Society, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, Vancouver Area Council NDP, Vancouver Status of Women, Women's Bookstore, Women's Health Collective
Eaton’s Boycott – May Extravanganza 1985 Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Ontario Federation of Labour, Labour Council of Metro Toronto
Eaton’s Boycott and May 6th Extravaganza Poster (Toronto) 1985 Organized Working Women
Feminist Party of Canada – First Public Meeting 1979 Feminist Party of Canada
International Women’s Day (1982) – BC Government Employees’ Union (BCGEU) 1982 BC Government Employees' Union (BCGEU)
International Women’s Day 1978 – Feminist Celebration 1978
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
International Women’s Day, March 8 – Journée Internationale de la Femme, 8 Mars (Vancouver) --
Lesbians Are Making History (1986) 1986 Lesbians Making History
March 2: Day of Angolan Women -- Liberation Support Movement Information Centre,
May 27 Equal Pay Rally 1979 Equal Pay Coalition of Ontario, International Women's Day Committee
Mothers of Confederation Poster 1980 National Action Committee on the Status of Women
No Means No! -- Ontario Federation of Students
Organized Working Women 10th Anniversary Poster 1985 Organized Working Women
sex discrimination exists in the work place 1977
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 Impact of Micro-Technology on Women and Employment 1982 Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee, Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, Women's Employment Counselling Service.
The Power of Music: Singing for Social Change -- The Red Berets
The Power of Music: Singing for Social Change – The Red Berets -- The Red Berets
The Red Berets – As We Go Marching, Marching 1987 The Red Berets
The Women’s Place -- The Women's Place
Together with the Men, We Will Throw out the Capitalists (Russia c. 1920) -- Spartacus Bookstore
violence against women -- Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW)
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
Women’s Counselling Referral and Education Centre Benefit 1979 Women's Counselling, Referral and Education Centre, Mama Quilla II
Women’s Issues in Election Year -- Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee