Democracy Forum — Protest: Good Citizenship at Work?

Friday, July 19, 2024
LWV Downeast

LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM

This month, we’ll rebroadcast a talk from July, 2021, 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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