7th Grade Spanish Project: Global Challenges
TRANSPARENCY STARTS AT SCHOOL
I created this poster to draw attention to the global issue of corruption in universities. Bribery and corruption in university admissions happens in communities around the world, and because of the scope of this project, I specifically explored its prevalence in Latin America. My findings were consistent with the greater global issue: many qualified applicants are rejected because they may have lacked the economic resources compared to more affluent applicants that may not have been as competitive on an equal playing field. I chose this design because I thought the books were a good representation of a school and education. I wanted my tagline to share my message about the significance of honesty and righteousness at school, not just for students, but for everyone else involved with schools as well. I then stated my main point #stopcurruption underneath. Throughout this process, I felt great purpose in bringing attention to this important matter. When someone sees my poster, I hope they think about this issue more and how it impacts the lives of countless students each year.
IF YOU DON'T CREATE DON'T TAKE
Imagine you work so hard to make something truly your style just to have it stolen by someone and to not give you credit. Well, that's what happened to some Guatemalan artisans. American brands plagiarize traditional Guatemalan embroidery without compensation. Ethical Fashion Guatemala aims to close this gap by giving the artisans access to a worldwide market, fair share for the sale of their items, and credit for their creations. Though still in its early phases, the website will include 2,000 copyrighted and trademarked products from 43 weaving cooperatives, as well as leather goods, jewelry, and art created by over 1,000 Guatemalan craftsmen. Ethical Fashion Guatemala takes only a 10% cut to cover the costs of maintaining the website, credit card fees, and shipping, unlike many American businesses that keep the majority of revenues. The remainder goes to the artisans who created them.
To help with this situation we can start by being aware of where the original idea came from, giving credit to the creators, and stop supporting the wrong people. We can all sign a petition to help pass the law to prevent plagiarism of their art.