Back in the day, people revolted against unbearable conditions just as they continue to do so in the present. The fire next time can burn even brighter if the roots of yesteryear are more widely known. For every day in a calendar, there is a story of rebellion…This is your Subversion Historian Gabriel San Roman.
Along with my immensely talented friend Carla Zarate, we’d like to bring you a brand new project: the 2015 Calendar of Revolt! Combining the radical ‘this day in history’ spirit of slingshot pocket organizers with an artistic aesthetic that a 12-month calendar brings, we highlight the freedom struggles of workers, indigenous natives, women, people of color, radicals and the LGBT community throughout the annuls of time. From the well-known to the obscured, no history is left unturned. Carla has produced 12 amazing images from figures like Sitting Bull to turning point events like the Stonewall Riots. You’ll be reminded of John Brown’s raid, slave rebellions, Greensboro sit-ins, Shirley Chisolm, May Day, the Chicano Moratorium and so much more. Every month comes with an inspirational quote from our ancestors in the movement to liven up our spirits.
Contributions to this campaign will cover printing costs and other related expenses in bringing the Calendar of Revolt to life. To help everything along, Carla and I assembled a number of thank you gifts at different pledge levels. We appreciate all the support we can get. The Calendar of Revolt is for the activist community, the historically curious, the artistically inclined and anyone who sees the past as an essential soil to plant the seed of tree of tomorrow today. So with that, we hope you’ll join us in helping make this project a reality.
And always remember, it’s no mystery why they conceal our people’s history!
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