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العدالة الاجتماعية - Social Justice
العدالة الاجتماعية - Social Justice
Digital CollectionStreet Art Graphics
Titleالعدالة الاجتماعية - Social Justice
Title-TranslationSocial Justice -- Starting This Moment, I Know My Right -- Paying For My Food And Rent Should Not Consume All Of My Paycheck / All Of My Money
Time Span2011
Geographic LocationEgypt
Classgraphic arts
DescriptionThe Arab Spring revolution in Egypt fought against the thirty-year regime of President Hosni Mubarak through anti-government and pro-democracy protests. Inspired by the successful revolution in Tunisia weeks beforehand, the Egyptian protests began in January 2011. This sticker, written in Egyptian colloquial Arabic, is one in a series of four with colorful political messages. The empowering slogan at the top of each sticker من دلوقتي حاعرف حق means: "Starting this moment, I know my right." In the center, العدالة الاجتماعية translates to "social justice." A central aspect to the revolution of Egypt was fighting against devastating poverty and rampant unemployment. The text at the bottom, يعني أكلي وسكني ما يخلصوش الماهيّة explains: "Paying for my food and rent should not consume all of my paycheck/all of my money" and argues that an aspect of fairness is economic autonomy. The bold color red often is associated with revolution and appears on the Egyptian flag.
SubjectArab Spring, 2010-; revolutions -- Arab countries; revolutions -- Egypt; protest movements; democratization -- Middle East; democracy; politics & government; financial crises; economics; civil rights; calligraphy, Arabic
Curator's NotesThis sticker was catalogued in the spring of 2014 by Rebecca Clayman ‘17, a first-year student and gallery intern at St. Lawrence University. For the project, Rebecca interviewed Gisele El Khoury, director of SLU's Language Resource Center and Arabic professor.
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