Editorial of November 17, 2017

“Connecting People: Cartoons for Peaceful Coexistence”

Living together… The big challenge of our contemporary societies, at the same time open to a globalized world and sometimes tempted to isolationism, looking at the alarming rise of nationalism. Yet it is the only option we have to create a peaceful and democratic world.

The exhibition “Connecting People – Cartoons for Peaceful Coexistence” was curated by the young people from Molenbeek in collaboration with cartoonists from Cartooning for Peace and the Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion sociale (Cultural and Social Cohesion Center).

On November 16 and 17, famous cartoonists from here and elsewhere will meet the inhabitants and young people of Molenbeek to discuss about diversity, respect for others, freedom of expression and equality: Cécile Bertrand, Kroll, Geluck, as for Belgian talents, but also Willis from Tunis (Tunisia), Kichka (Israel), Hossam Al Saadi (Syria) and Plantu (France).

To download our press kit (in French) and for more information.

To see our previous weekly editorials on international news, take a look here!

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  • “Connecting People: Cartoons for Peaceful Coexistence”
    “Connecting People: Cartoons for Peaceful Coexistence”
    Dessin / Cartoon: Kichka (Israël / Israel)
  • Plantu (France)
    Plantu (France)
  • Kroll (Belgique / Belgium)
    Kroll (Belgique / Belgium)
    "Are you French?" "Are you German?"
  • Willem (France)
    Willem (France)
    "The way you dress offends me deeply!" "It is my religion that forces me!"
  • Kichka (Israël / Israel)
    Kichka (Israël / Israel)
    "Your sight is excellent. It is your worldview that is hideous!"
  • Fabio Magnasciutti (Italie / Italy)
    Fabio Magnasciutti (Italie / Italy)
    "Your freedom stops where mine begins."
  • Geluck (Belgique / Belgium)
    Geluck (Belgique / Belgium)
    "Drinking from a can is already a way to respect the woman who does the dishes... Or am I wrong?"
  • Willis from Tunis (Tunisie / Tunisia)
    Willis from Tunis (Tunisie / Tunisia)
  • Vadot (Belgique / Belgium)
    Vadot (Belgique / Belgium)
    "Do something against global warming: eat a polar bear!" "It was that or drowning, so..."
  • Machado (Brésil / Brazil)
    Machado (Brésil / Brazil)
    "Universal Declaration of Human Rights"
  • Boligán (Mexique / Mexico)
    Boligán (Mexique / Mexico)
  • Cristina (Portugal)
    Cristina (Portugal)

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