Thursday, April 29, 2010

How effective are boycotts as strategies for social change?

On the next Your Call, we'll talk about the history and present use of boycotts as protest. Just last week, Arizona passed a set of new immigration laws that many argue erode the civil rights of immigrants and latinos. Some of those who are outraged by the legislation are calling for protest in the form of a boycott of Arizona. But how effective could that be? Would it help or hurt the people, including immigrants, of Arizona?

Join us live at 11 or send us an email at How have boycotts succeeded in the past? Would an Arizona boycott work? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Lawrence Glickman-- Associate professor of history at the University of South Carolina; Author of Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America and A Living Wage: American Workers and the Making of Consumer Society

Linda Herrera--co-founder of Unidos Arizona; grassroots organizer for boycott of Arizona Diamondbacks

Alfredo Gutierrez--former Arizona state senate majority leader; head of Arizona Boycott Committee

Jonathan Day--owner of Jonathan Day's Indian Arts in Flagstaff; creator of "Don't Boycott AZ" Facebook page

Valeria Fernandez--reporter for New America Media based in Phoenix

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