This QuiltToon™ was created to commemorate the Arab Spring and honor the thousands of people who were injured or who died fighting for their freedoms. Of course, FaceBook did not initiate the revolution, but, as the young people involved have said, social media sites were key in their communication about rallies and protests. Syria’s Assad is the only dictator on the list who continues to kill thousands of his own people and hopefully soon will also be “removed.” A 19″ X 13″ Poster of the Arab Spring Facebook Revolution QuiltToon™ is being sold at http://QuiltToonist.etsy.com to help to support the Global Medical Relief Fund (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization), which was featured on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” and is committed to bring hope and empowerment to children missing limbs or who have lost the use of limbs because of war or disaster. $5 of each poster purchased will go to help the Global Medical Relief Fund to bring children and families to the United States for free medical care. Find the poster at http://QuiltToonist.etsy.com
Original Post June 24, 2011: All during the Arab Spring uprisings, it was repeatedly reported by those involved and the media that social media were heavily utilized by, especially the younger people, to communicate and organize their protests and other events. So I thought we would certainly want to “remove” the dictators of the various countries as our “Friends.” One of the signs in the protest had the words “GAME OVER” — I believe it was Egypt, so I included that message. And, I included the Saudi Arabian woman driving because women driving to protest the ban on their driving is one of the latest forms of protest in the Middle East countries. I certainly hope no one thinks I am taking the seriousness of the Arab Spring uprisings lightly. Some reports show that up to 15,000 people have died, 40,000 have been injured and thousands have been uprooted and are refugees.
This QuiltToon™ is 18″ X 12″. Machine pieced and embroidered. Some fusible webbing used; buttons and ribbons.
The Photo and Text © 2011
The copyright of the image on the QuiltToon™ remains with Judy Paschalis.