Eric J. Garcia
Illustrating and unveiling history that relates to our present day circumstances, this is my work. Lucy Gonzales Parsons is Chicago hereon, that more people need to be aware of. Born of Mexican, Native American and African decent, Lucy Parsons was a radical activist and anarchist who fought for labor rights here in Chicago. Her husband was one of the Hey Market Martyrs that was hung for the fight for workers rights. Lucy continued the struggle and won the labor rights we today take for granted. A writer, organizer and activist, more art needs to be made about this important historical figure so she will not be forgotten. Which is why I want to make a hand-printed poster about her and her activism. Teaming up with master printer Richard Repasky, we will make an allegory of her fight against capitalism in a four color silkscreen print.