Poster Exhibit: Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism

  • HISTORY LESSON IN POSTER ART

“Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism” is a traveling poster exhibition that highlights historical boycott movements from the 1950s to the present.

The exhibit, created by American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, features 59 posters from more than 20 boycotts, providing a visual history of economic activism over the last 60 years. Posters include the Montgomery Bus Boycott, United Farm Workers’ grape and lettuce boycott, divestment from South Africa to protest Apartheid, boycotts of corporations using sweatshops, the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divest and Sanctions, and many others.

The exhibit is on display at The Crossing, 1127 University Avenue, Madison during the week of November 2nd.  It will then move to the Lee Lounge, room 109 of the Pyle Center, where it will be open to the public during the  Voices for Peace and Justice in the Holy Land conference November 7-8. (see below for specific times at both venues.)

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The exhibition was initiated by the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action, and produced in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Political Graphics.

“We hope that viewers will be challenged to evaluate their economic choices and to consider whether or not our choices contribute to a more just and peaceful world,” said Jennifer Bing, of the American Friends Service Committee and national coordinator of the Exhibition.

Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism will be shown at The Crossing:

  • November 2:   2 pm -7 pm
  • November 3,4 & 5:   9 am – 8 pm
  • November 6:   9 am – 4 pm

And at the Voices for Peace and Justice in the Holy Land  conference in Lee Lounge, room 109 of the Pyle center, Langdon Street:

  • November 7 noon-6 pm
  • November 8 9am – 5 pm

Presentation of the exhibit in Madison  is sponsored by Madison Society of Friends (Quakers) American Friends Service  Committee

For more information about the exhibition, visit http://afsc.org/boycott-art-economic-activism.

The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.