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 custom poster designs specific to their group. The cart comes with printing supplies to make 150+ 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 150+ posters with a custom-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 mobile tool serves as a great way to collect information. We can create custom posters that gather information and invite participants to respond to a question or brainstorm an idea about a project.
Corporate / Large Event Rate:
La Luchadora will come to your location with materials (screen, ink, paper) to make 300+ posters with a custom-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.