Cartooning for Peace, and the TAMER Institute for Community Education collaborate together for the “Cartooning for Peace and Democracy” project. By using cartoons and humor, it aims to develop young audience’s critical minds and to discuss Palestinian youth challenges.
“Cartooning for Peace and Democracy” is an original pedagogic project based on editorial cartoons and humor to stimulate a culture of peace and dialogue, to encourage citizenship participation and to promote human rights and freedom of speech in Palestine.
Initiated by Cartooning for Peace and with the support of the European Union, the project is executed with the TAMER Institute for Community Education with the support of teachers and librarians who will welcome the exhibition. It aims at developing media and information literacy activities and civic education activities. “Cartooning for Peace and Democracy” consists of an exhibition, reflecting Palestinian youth challenges, dreams and ambitions that will travel in schools and libraries; mediation work by librarians and teachers; and workshops with professional cartoonists. Students will discuss and work around the exhibition’s thematic panels such as freedom of expression, education, the role of social media and the women empowerment.
This pedagogic work will be enriched with meetings with Palestinian cartoonists such as Khalil Abu Arafeh (Khalil), Ramzy Taweel, Mohamed Sabaaneh, Osama Nazzal, Suhaib Mansour, allowing the audiences to discover cartoonists’ profession and debate around freedom of speech.
A training session is organized for cartoonists, librarians and teachers on the 11th and 12th of August, helping them conduct activities of the Cartooning for Peace and Democracy project.
This project is supported by the European Union within the framework of the “Cartooning for Peace and Democracy” Programme.