Cartooning for Peace is pleased to collaborate with Cartónclub, the leading digital plateform for press cartoonists in Latin America, for this first international meeting in Mexico City!
18 press cartoonists from 14 countries meet for several days at the Memoria y Tolerancia Museum in Mexico City to discuss the role of press cartoons as a detonator for reflection and dialogue in our societies. Many cartoonists, members of Cartooning for Peace, take part in these public debates: the Mexicans El Fisgón, Boligán, Rapé, Darío, Cintia Bolio… of course but also Willis from Tunis (Tunisia), Rayma (Venezuela), Bonil (Ecuador), Molina (Nicaragua), Daryl Cagle (United States), Glez (Burkina Faso) and Emad Hajjaj (Jordan) !
The ideal opportunity for Cartooning for Peace to inaugurate the « Cartooning for Peace and Democracy » program in Mexico! Supported by the European Union, this media and citizenship education program for young and so-called sensitive audiences opens with the training of press cartoonists and specialised educators working in schools and prisons, which Cartooning for Peace is organising ahead of the event, in conjunction with the NGOs Diseña el cambio and Reinserta. A series of workshops in schools and detention centers will be organized during the following months throughout the country, in order to strengthen peace education activities and promote civic engagement among young people and sensitive groups.
The “La línea de fuego” event is also a time for exhibition since several exhibitions are offered to visitors. Cartooning for Peace presents its latest educational exhibition “Dibujemos la paz y la democracia en México”, which looks at the major social issues that make Mexico today, such as Freedom of expression, Corruption, LGBT, Ecology and Migrations…