Signs of Resistance

Online ticket sales will close at 4pm on Wednesday, March 7. We will not be selling tickets at the door the night of the event.


Celebrate International Women's Day with award-winning graphic designer Bonnie Siegler, named one of the fifty most influential designers working today (Graphic Design USA).

Bonnie is the founder of Eight and a Half studio in New York. Her clients include Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers and HBO. A self-described American history buff, she recently published “Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America.”

Join us as Bonnie presents a visual history of how past generations have dealt with anger and rage in America and used their energy for good. Post-presentation, she will participate in a panel with local Chicago activists.

Angela Spinazze, Founder, ATSPIN consulting
Angela is Principal Founder of ATSPIN consulting  She is a humanist, process facilitator, information architect, and builder of bridges within and across communities seeking to realize tangible change. She has built a career organizing - people, public and artist-led non-profits, communities of practice - around technology, group development, organizational agility and capacity building. She has extensive experience in museum collections management, data interchange protocols, and leading community design and development of open source software for museums, libraries, and archives. Her work spans the arts and humanities, social and natural sciences, performing arts, higher education, national and regional arts service organizations and professional associations. Her methodology is grounded in the principles of user centered design, agile development, urban acupuncture, and the Technology of Participation (ToP). She is an avid traveler in search of nature and her friends say she is a good cook.

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Kristin Lueke, Writer and Strategist, Firebelly
Kristin is a Virgo, but that’s not all. She’s also a native Californian, writer and strategist at Firebelly, a full-service design studio focused on branding and social impact. As one part of a small, uber-collaborative team, she spends most days in conversation with clients and co-conspirators, developing sustainable brand and campaign strategies, crafting thoughtful content and nurturing honest, positive relationships with mission-driven organizations. She’s spent her career working for and with good human beings in all kinds of spaces and sectors, from art and education to youth liberation and reproductive justice.

Kristin serves on the board of Reason to Give, Firebelly’s homegrown nonprofit, where she also facilitates networking and communication workshops for adult learners. She gives whatever she can—time, money, piping hot copy—to myriad artists and organizations around Chicago, so long as their hearts are pure and cause is righteous. She’s published a chapbook of poetry, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize precisely once, and holds a couple of degrees in her own language from Princeton University and the University of Chicago.

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Sara Cantor Aye, co-founder, Greater Good Studio
Sara Cantor Aye co-founded Greater Good Studio to apply her background in ethnographic research and design strategy to overlooked problems and underserved people. At Greater Good, she designs effective and inclusive engagements, guides the research practice, and develops partnerships with clients, peers and mentors. Sara speaks regularly on designing for social impact and has facilitated social innovation workshops around the world with a wide range of learners, from nonprofit executives to high school students. Sara holds a master’s in design planning from the Institute of Design at IIT and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University.

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Big thanks to local indie bookstore Women & Children First Bookstore for being the official bookseller for this event! Copies of Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America will be on sale from Women & Children First Bookstore at the event.

6 PM – Reception
6:30 PM – Presentation

Ticket Pricing
$5 student members
$10 AIGA members
$15 non members

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Special thanks to Heather Snyder Quinn and Marissa Strassel, AIGA Chicago Event Chairs, for organizing this event, to Mariana Domagalski for event support, to Morningstar, Inc. for hosting this event, and to Amy Schwartz at Bright Bright Great for the artwork.

When & Where
Thu, Mar 8, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
22 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602