Nothing About Us Without Us
The slogan “Nothing about us without us” was used by Solidarity in the 1980s in Poland, borrowing a royal motto from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the mid-second millennium. Then, it was expressed in Latin:
Nihil de nobis sine nobis
. Later, it appeared in Polish on the banners of 19th-century Poles fighting their country’s partition by Russia, Prussia, and Austria:
Nic o Nas bez Nas
. Today, it’s often used by disability activists asserting their claim to be fully participant in society.
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