The 1980s in the United States saw the staging of massive protests, direct actions, civil disobedience, and congressional pressure against the Reagan administration's interventionist policies and US-sponsored violence in Central America. But while this extensive organizing among grassroots, campus, church, community, and nonprofit organizations might be familiar to many people, few understand the role of art making within the struggle for human rights, economic justice, and democratic freedom in Central America. For the past six years I have been working on a book and exhibition project that explores the visual dimension of this activism through the lens of the 1984 campaign Artists Call Against US Intervention in Central America.

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