MADISON — “Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism,” a collection of historical posters providing a visual history of economic activism over the last 60 years, opens in Madison this week.
Created by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, this traveling exhibit features 59 posters from more than 20 boycotts, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, United Farm Workers’ grape and lettuce boycotts, divestment from South Africa to protest Apartheid, boycotts of corporations using sweatshops, the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), and many others.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. It will be shown first at The Crossing, 1127 University Avenue, Madison where there will be an opening reception on Saturday, November 1 at 2 pm with a welcome by Rev. J. Manny Santiago followed by a lecture and discussion led by Professor Joseph Elder. Exhibit hours are Wednesday Nov. 5, 3-5 from 9 a.m. to 8 pm; and Thursday, November 6 from 9 am to 4 pm.
The exhibit then moves to the Voices for Peace and Justice in the Holy Land conference at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, where it will be on display from noon to 6 pm on Friday, Nov. 7 and from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, November 8.
The exhibit is sponsored locally by the Madison Friends Meeting (Quakers) and AFSC.
For more information on the exhibit and the conference, visit https://fosnamadisonconference2014.wordpress.com or call 608-520-2039. A complete downloadable gallery guide is available at afsc.org/boycott