On Monday 22 January 2018, the Management and Administration and Security Professions classes of the Saint-Joseph d’Auxerre High School met the press cartoonist Mykaïa !
A unique opportunity to discover the job of press cartoonist and to question him about his personal experience in Tunisia, about censorship in France and in the world, or about freedom of expression three years after Charlie Hebdo’s attacks, which often remain a fundamental marker for secondary school classes.
Beforehand, the pupils prepare this meeting and the debate by working around the pedagogical exhibition “Cartooning for Peace“, proposed in their school. Carried out in 2013 and devoted to human rights and fundamental freedoms, this “turnkey” exhibition, accompanied by educational booklets for teachers and pupils, makes it possible on the one hand to analyse in class the fundamental role of press cartoons and freedom of expression, and on the other hand to work and dialogue on fundamental themes such as racism, the Middle East, censorship and the environment.
The different panels explore them in a simple, effective and original way, using the pedagogical value of press cartoons.