We Are The 99%!


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We Are The 99%! is a public art project that speaks to the need for a fundamental shift in the status quo approach to current economic models, labor, the environment, human rights, and the health and wellbeing of all.

 

Megan Wilson, We Are The 99%, public art project, protest signs in 52 different languages, acrylic on 1/4" plywood 2011/12.


We Are The 99%!

99% is a public art/street art project that speaks to the need for a fundamental shift in the status quo approach to current economic models, labor, the environment, human rights, and the health and wellbeing of all.

In support of the OCCUPY! movement, Wilson and her assistants made a series of hand painted signs with the statement “We Are The 99%” in 52 different languages. 

The signs all have bold black text on a color background painted on ¼” plywood in varying sizes. These are being distributed initially in the San Francisco Bay Area to: 

1. OccupySF and Occupy Oakland and other Occupy participants to be used at marches and protests – participants will be asked to display the signs in their home windows when not in use. 

2. Folks who might not have time to participate in the actual occupation, but want to lend support – to place in their windows in solidarity of the movement. 

3. Small businesses to place in their windows in support and solidarity of the movement. 

The signs were also displayed at the Roxie Theater in the storefront window.

Wilson employed assistants (artists/sign painters who are currently unemployed) with a livable wage ($20/hour) to help create and distribute the signs. 

 
 
 
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