Boycott Grapes, Support the United Farm Workers Union

Title

Boycott Grapes, Support the United Farm Workers Union

Description

A poster created to commemorate the United Farm Workers' long-standing "Wrath of Grapes" boycott. Formally initiated in 1986, the campaign strove to publicize the plight of migrant grape laborers who, along with their children, were victims of pesticide poisoning. The grape boycott was part of the UFW's broader mission to expose the many issues associated with migrant labor in the U.S.: discrimination, low wages, dangerous pesticide use, and generally abusive treatment. Millions of Americans altered their consumption habits in response to UFW boycotts.

Creator

Xavier Viramontes

Source

Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery

Publisher

Smithsonian Institution

Date

1973 (poster created)
1986-

Files

Citation

Xavier Viramontes, “Boycott Grapes, Support the United Farm Workers Union,” Fifty Years of Green: An Environmental History of Middlebury College since 1965, accessed June 1, 2020, https://omeka.middlebury.edu/fyg/items/show/320.

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