This past semester, art students in Brett Colley’s class on printmaking, invited me to come talk about the Grand Rapids People’s History Project. The intent of the class was to have students investigate their own part of a People’s History of Grand Rapids and then make a print based upon an individual, social movement or a particular moment in history.
What we will be sharing from here on out over the next several weeks, are the result of what these students created, based on their own investigation or based on previous posting from the Grand Rapids People’s History Project. We are excited to have these newly created visuals to compliment the rich history of social movements from the resistance to white settler colonialism all the way up to the present.
The third print we feature is from Betsy Volmar. This print not only honor’s the disability rights movement, it honors a Grand Rapids activist, Clark Goodrich. Clark is the founder of the ADAPT chapter in Grand Rapids and in January of this year, the Grand Rapids People’s History Project did an interview with Clark.
This print is a fabulous tribute to Clark Goodrich and all the disability rights activists around the world.