Democracy Forum — Protest: Good Citizenship at Work?

WMPG 90.9 FM
Portland, ME
Sunday, January 2, 2022
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM, rebroadcasting on WMPG FM, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. the first Sunday of the month.. 

This month, we'll reprise a conversation from last summer and 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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WMPG 90.9 FM Portland, streaming at wmpg.org.