This exhibition uses powerful posters to demonstrate the effectiveness of boycotts as a nonviolent tactic to end injustice and oppression. Come learn about the rich history of boycotts in many social movements.
Dates: Sept 29th - Oct 3rd
Every day during common hours 12-2pm
Brooklyn College Student Center SUBO
MONDAY Sept 29th - Bedford Lounge 2nd floor
TUESDAY Sept 30th - Club Room (lower level)
WEDNESDAY Oct 1st - Maroon Room 6th floor
THURSDAY Oct 2nd - Bedford Lounge 2nd floor
FRIDAY Oct 3rd - Bedford Lounge 2nd floor
Everyone is welcome!!!
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/860982040580281/
About the Exhibition
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) have created a traveling poster exhibition highlighting diverse historical boycott movements from the 1950s to the present. "Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism," features 58 posters from more than 20 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 (BDS), 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.