Strasbourg is the European city at heart, involved in the defense of Human Rights and Democracy. Cartooning for Peace wants to celebrate its fundamental values in this highly symbolic territory.
In 2019 we also celebrate the 70th year of the Council of Europe, the 60th year of the European Court of Human Rights and the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
Thanks to the strong partnership built up with Ms Dunja Mijatovic, Councif of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, that allowed Cartooning for Peace to produce the exhibition « Human Rights, still some way to go ? », Cartooning for Peace will make of the city of Strabourg the capital of press cartooning, during the fall of 2019. It will gather editorial press cartoonists from all over the world to debate on these questions through that universal and humoristic language.
This operation will invest the city and engage the inhabitants in several key moments from the 21th of September, World Peace day, to the 8th of November, end of the World Forum for Democracy.
OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION “HUMAN RIGHTS, STILL SOME WAY TO GO?“ AND PRESS CONFERENCE, TERRASSE DU PALAIS ROHAN
The exhibition “Human Rights, still some way to go?“ will be displayed from the 21th of September to the 8th of November.
“The exhibition highlights the founding principle that we are all born free and equal in dignity and rights. It invites visitors to give practical effect to the vision of hope, freedom and universalism conveyed by the Universal Declaration,” said Commissioner Mijatović. “The cartoons exhibition also pay tribute to all those fighting on the front line to protect human rights“.
With 30 press cartoons, the exhibition reminds us of the relevance of the Universal Declaration against a background in which its values and principles are currently under serious threat.
The opening will take place on the 21th of September [hour to be confirmed] by the Mayor of Strasbourg, the Councif of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights [TBC] and Plantu, president of Cartooning for Peace. A press conference in partnership with the Club de la Presse of Strasbourg will take place at 4:00 pm.
COMMENTED VISIT AS PART OF THE BIBLIOTHÈQUES IDÉALES, TERRASSE DU PALAIS ROHAN, 5:00 PM
A visit commented by Plantu, president of Cartooning for Peace, as part of the Bibliothèques idéales, will open this season, placed under press cartoons, in partnership with the Club de la Presse.
OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION “HUMAN RIGHTS, STILL SOME WAY TO GO?“, COUNCIL OF EUROPE
The exhibition will be displayed in the exhibition space at the Palais de l’Europe, at the Permanent Representation of France at the Council of Europe, and opened with all the ambassadors at the time of the plenary session of Ministers on 23th October.
LAUNCH OF THE BOOK ON CHILDREN’S RIGHT WITH THE COLLABORATION OF THE LIBRAIRIE KLÉBER [TO BE CONFIRMED]
In October, as part of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Cartooning for Peace will publish a special edition in the Cartooning for Peace Gallimard album’s collection on Children Rights, in partnership with Amnesty International.
The book will be presented with press cartoonists and Jacques Tou the author’s preface [TBC].
CARTE BLANCHE TO CARTOONING FOR PEACE, COUNCIL OF EUROPE, THURSDAY 7 NOVEMBER, 5:30-6:30pm
Press cartoon is a politically incorrect art. Both a journalist and an artist, the press cartoonist constitutes a key figure in freedom of expression and democracy. Often threatened, the press cartoonist become unwillingly a string advocate for Human Rights. His voice should be listened.
As part part of the World Forum for Democracy, Cartooning for Peace gathers about 30 press cartoonists from Burkina Faso, Canada, Ivory Coast, Denmark, United States of America, Ethiopia, France, Israel,Italy, Morocco, Mexico, Palestine, the Netherlands, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine to take part to the various sessions of the Forum.
During the sessions, the press cartoonists will live draw and realize a collaboritave fresco at the heart of the Council of Europe.
PLANTU AT THE PLENARY SESSION OF THE WORLD FORUM FOR DEMOCRACY, COUNCIL OF EUROPE FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER,9:00 -10:30 am
Plantu, president of Cartooning for Peace, is invited to take part to the plenary session of the World Forum for Democracy, with Dunja Mijatiovic, the Councif of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.
REUNION OF PRESS CARTOONISTS AND PROFESSIONNALS, COUNCIL OF EUROPE, 6-7 NOVEMBER
As part of the « Cartooning for Peace and Democracy » Programme, Cartooning for Peace will organize a reunion between press cartoonists, professionnals, in order to discuss actions under two pillars:
– The support to theatened press cartoonists
– The role of cartoon in Media and Information Literacy and Education for Citizenship and International Solidarity
LAUNCH OF CARTOONING FOR PEACE EDUCATIONAL ACTIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF BAS-RHIN, DEPARTMENT HALL, FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER, 1:30-3:30pm
Cartooning for Peace set a partnership with the department of Bas-Rhin in order to develop a long term implantationof its educational actions dedicated to middle schools (meetings with press cartoonists and development of educational tools of Cartooning for Peace) on the whole territory.
In September, the exhibition “Cartooning for Peace“ will travel in the department schools to end in the Departement Hall for the Wolrd Forum for Democracy.
Cartooning for Peace will organise a conference in the auditorium of the Department Hall with 7 classes from Middle Schools. More informations on Cartooning for Peace’s educational programme.
L’Andalou (Algeria), Antonio (Portugal), Bado (Canada), Boligán (Mexico), Camdelafu (Mexico), Chappatte (Switzerland), Henok Demessie (Ethiopia), Dlog (Tunisia), Uri Fink (Israel), Garnotte (Canada), Ali Ghamir (Morocco), Glez (Burkina Faso), Xavier Gorce (France), Khalid Gueddar (Morocco), Kak (France), Kazanevsky (Ukraine), Khalil (Palestine), Michel Kichka (Israel), Yannick Lefrançois (France), Denis Lopatin (Russia), Pedro x. Molina (Nicaragua), Mykaïa (France), Nardi (Italy), Needall (Tunisie), Pierre Pauma (France), Plantu (France), Rayma (Venezuela), Lars Refn (Denmark), Tjeerd Royaards (the Netherlands), Izel Rozental (Turkey), Sabaneeh (Palestine), Laurent Salles (France), Ann Telnaes (United States of America), Jack Umbdenstok (France), Phil Umbdenstok (France), Yemi (Ethiopia), Z (Tunisia), Willy Zekid (Republic of Congo), Zlatkovsky (Russia), Zohoré (Ivory Coast)