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BOYCOTT! The Art of Economic Activism

The American Friends Service Committee and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics have created a traveling poster exhibition highlighting diverse historical and contemporary boycott movements from the 1950s to the present. BOYCOTT! The Art of Economic Activism features more than twenty boycotts, including 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.

Activists and solidarity groups have often responded to injustices by implementing boycott and divestment campaigns targeting companies and governments that support and sustain these injustices—and posters have been a primary tool for educating about the issues and inspiring people to action. This exhibition uses powerful posters to demonstrate the effectiveness of boycotts as a non-violent tactic to end injustice and oppression. For more information about hosting this exhibition, please send an email to boycottposter@afsc.org.

This exhibit will open at our 12th Annual National Organizers' Conference September 20-22 at George Mason University in Arlington, VA, so register today

Nike $250 Sweatshop 83¢, Maquila Solidarity Network; Adbusters Media Foundation, Photo by Chris Gergley, Offset, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 2005.

Dump the Prison Stock! Melanie Cervantes, Dignidad Rebelde, Digital Print, Oakland, CA, 2012