Democracy Forum — Protest: Good Citizenship at Work?

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill
Friday, June 18, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. This month, we’ll talk about whether protests are a legitimate, if not necessary, form of civic participation. Are protests good citizenship or are they civil disorder? Is protesting effective in changing public policy? What's the difference between protest and insurrection? Are nonviolent actions more effective than those that involve violence? What different forms can these actions take: demonstrations, strikes, riots, occupation, boycotts, divestment, disengagement? What are some examples where protest movements succeeded?

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Find more information here. This show will be pre-recorded; no listener calls will be taken. Comments and questions may be emailed to with Democracy Forum on the subject line.

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