Humor in the Wisconsin Uprising


Someone brings a sign to the protest that simpley says, "OMG! It's Tina Fey!" Another protestor brandishes a poster that asks "Govenore Walker Y U No Resign???" The signs are funny, and memorable, but what function do they serve? This exhibit explores the role humor played in the Wisconsin Uprising protests.


Emily S. Sauter


Humor and Protest

Humorous signs do much more than make us laugh--they are a sign of community. The presence of signs that draw on pop culture, internet humor, and "in-jokes" transcend the individual creator and instead represent a collectivity of people who support the movement.