Bonnie Siegler: Signs of Resistance
Tuesday March 20: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Buy a copy of Signs of Resistance or a $15 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the main store elevator or next door at 826 Broadway.
Join us for a talk and celebration of graphic designer Bonnie Siegler as she releases Signs of Resistance. The panel will feature Erin Vilardi (Founder/CEO of VoteRunLead), Amol Sinha (Executive Director of the ACLU New Jersey), and author Bonnie Siegler.
SIGNS OF RESISTANCE: A Visual History of Protest in America, Siegler combines her two passions to showcase a collection of visual expressions of resistance throughout American history. In hundreds of iconic, smart, angry, clever, unforgettable images, SIGNS OF RESISTANCE chronicles what truly makes America great: citizens unafraid of speaking truth to power. Many of these images throughout our history are as relevant today as they were then.
Each chapter of SIGNS OF RESISTANCE covers a different movement in history— from the American Revolution, Women’s Suffrage, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Vietnam War to Black Lives Matter, the actions of our forty-fifth president, and the Women’s March. SIGNS OF RESISTANCE includes 240 culturally significant images from some of the biggest grass-roots movements of our time. It offers an inspiring, optimistic, and visually galvanizing history lesson about the power people have when they take to the streets and stand up for what’s right.
The panel will be moderated by Paola Mendoza and feature Erin Vilardi, Amol Sina, and Bonnie Siegler.
Bonnie Siegler is a graphic designer. She is the founder of the design studio Eight and a Half and, before that, co-founded the design studio Number Seventeen in 1993. Her clients include Participant Media, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live, HBO, Brooklyn Public Library, Maveron, Random House, The Criterion Collection, The New York Times, Nickelodeon, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
Erin Vilardi is the Founder and CEO of VoteRunLead, a national organization leveraging technology and training to accelerate the number of women in civic and political leadership. She first launched VRL as Vice President of Program and Communications at The White House Project. Vilardi serves on the Advisory Boards of Girl Meets World, the New American Leaders Project, and Democracy.com and is on the Leadership Teams of Vision2020 and Political Parity. She is an Executive Producer of Ann Richards’ Texas, a documentary about the late pioneering governor. She has appeared on CNN, BBC, and Fox News and her work was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine as well as numerous international and domestic articles on women and leadership.
Amol Sinha serves as the Executive Director of the ACLU-NJ, having taken the helm in 2017. He brings to the ACLU-NJ a vision to make the organization a more collaborative, accessible resource for all of New Jersey. Amol is also an adjunct professor at Marymount Manhattan College, where he has taught courses on constitutional law, civil rights, media law, and criminal justice. Additionally, Amol is the president of the South Asian Bar Association of New York and co-chair of the public interest committee of the South Asian Bar Association of North America.
Paola Mendoza was born in Bogotá, Colombia. She is an actress and director, known for Entre nos (2009), Sangre de mi sangre (2007) and A Paso de Mangles. She was also the Artistic Director for the Women’s March on Washington, the largest political protest in the history of the United States.