DES MOINES, Iowa - A history lesson in the form of poster art has arrived in Des Moines. The "Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism" poster exhibition is on a U.S.-wide tour, and will be featured in Des Moines for the entire month of March.
The exhibition is sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee. Boycott posters from all over the world - and across different periods of time - including the Civil Rights and Apartheid movements, are currently featured at The Ritual Cafe on Locust Street in Des Moines. On Saturday, the posters will be moved to the Des Moines Social Club, where they will remain for the rest of the month.
"This is an opportunity to remind all of us we have power," Kathleen McQuillen, the Iowa Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee. "We have economic power if we choose to use it. Working together, working individually, we can make a change."