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Original poster for the 1982 Peace and Justice Disarmament Rally. Upwards of one million people demonstrated in New York City's Central Park June 12, 1982 against nuclear weapons and for an end to the cold war arms race. It was the largest anti-nuclear protest in American history. The rally and subsequent march were organized around the United Nations Second Special Session on Disarmament. While nuclear disarmament was the main focus of the rally, many in attendance expressed the belief that nuclear weapons were indeed linked to other social justice issues. For many black participants, there was a direct link between the money President Reagan was spending on nuclear weapons and poverty in their communities. From the larger issue of militarism to Reagan’s support for death squads in El Salvador, the rally was intersectional. (Source: armscontrol.org) The artist of this poster, Giancarlo Impiglia, was born in Rome, Italy. He studied at the Art Lyceum and the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome before completing his studies at the Italian Centre of Cinematography. In the early 1970s he moved to the United States, and has since established himself as one of the most prominent artists in the American art scene, delivering powerful commentary on social, political, and economic contemporary culture with a signature style identifiable around the world.