El Otro Lado/The Other Side: Struggles for Racial Justice and its Opposition, presented In collaboration with the LSA Winter 2013 Theme Semester, "Understanding Race," presents posters, photographs, archives, books, pamphlets, periodicals, buttons, and other items that illustrate a long history of race-related social protest movements, and that are intended to stimulate conversation and raise awareness about struggles against racism, past and present.
Items on exhibit are from the Joseph A. Labadie Collection, which documents radical and social protest movements from the 19th century to the present. The collection, which is part of the University of Michigan Special Collections Library, is the oldest and largest of its kind, having originated in 1911 when Detroit anarchist and labor activist Joseph Antoine Labadie donated his personal papers to the University of Michigan Library. Today the collection continues to grow, with the addition of both retrospective and contemporary materials.
The exhibit, curated by Julie Herrada with assistance from Daniel Dobras and Cathy Baker, is available during Audubon Room hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1-7pm.