La luchadora is a paleta-inspired cart with an interactive mobile screen print. Communities can use this cart to spread your message one silkscreen poster and paleta (poster) at a time.
The paleta cart is an important Mexican/Chicanx cultural tool, where vendors (often part of the informal economy) walk around the neighborhood pushing the cart and selling popsicles. For many people, the paleta cart is a nostalgic symbol reminding them of their childhood. La Luchadora is a paleta-inspired, mobile screen printing cart. The cart is staffed usually by La Profesora Luchadora, a justice fighter, who teaches individuals of all ages how to create single color silkscreen posters. Communities can print pre-made poster designs or order a design specific to their group. The cart comes with printing supplies to make 100 posters. La Luchadora provides a platform to talk about community issues, values, and dreams.
Standard Event Includes:
La Luchadora will come to your location with materials (screen, ink, paper) to make 100 posters with a pre-designed image. We will teach individuals how to screen print and together create a poster they can take home.
Additional and customizable options:
Additional hours billed at $50/hour
La Luchadora can create customized posters with a specific image, organizational logo, or tailored message. The mobile tool is also a great way to collect information or hear from participants. We have posters that ask questions. For example, “what does community look like?” Participants print the poster and then draw/write in their answers. We can also provide more than one poster design or additional hours depending on your group’s needs.
Corporate / Large Event Rate:
La Luchadora will come to your location with materials (screen, ink, paper) to make 150 posters with a pre-designed image. We will teach individuals how to screen print and together create a poster they can take home. Corporate/Large event rates are $700 for three hours.
Transport Size–this is generally the smallest size, use this to determine fit through doors, etc. (LxWxH): 36″ x 26″ x 42″
Fits through standard door, transported by car
Footprint–how much space is ideal for basic set-up (LxWxH): 72″x 60″ x 72″
Additional Specification Details:
No power required.
Jessica Lopez Lyman
based in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jessica Lopez Lyman, PhD is a performance artist and scholar interested in how People of Color create alternative spaces to heal & imagine new worlds.