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Defend SAAWU [South African Allied Workers Union]

A work made of screenprint in dark red and black on white wove paper.

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  • A work made of screenprint in dark red and black on white wove paper.

Date:

1984

Artist:

Judy A. Seidman
American, born 1951, active in Botswana and South Africa

About this artwork

Inscribed here and on nearby posters, the philosophy “An injury to one is an injury to all” is embraced by labor unions worldwide. In 1993 Nelson Mandela evoked the phrase during his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, while acknowledging global support of the antiapartheid movement: “These countless human beings, both inside and outside our country, had the nobility of spirit to stand in the path of tyranny and injustice, without seeking selfish gain. They recognized that an injury to one is an injury to all and therefore acted together in defense of justice and a common human decency.”

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Judy Ann Seidman

Title

Defend SAAWU [South African Allied Workers Union]

Place

South Africa (Artist's nationality:)

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1984

Medium

Screenprint in dark red and black on white wove paper

Dimensions

61 × 43 cm (24 1/16 × 16 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Artworkers Retirement Society

Reference Number

2018.511

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