Red Lines: Cartooning at Risk

Cartoons are among the most basic forms of political commentary, but their evocative power also renders them and their creators vulnerable to attack. Today’s threats range from direct attacks by governments to self-censorship by publishers and the crossfire of the culture wars. This symposium brought together leading artists and experts to discuss the power and precarity of cartoons in America and around the world.

Directed by Cherian George 
Hosted by Barbie Zelizer 

9:30am – 10:00am    

Breakfast in the ASC Forum

10:00am – 10:15am    
Welcome + Introduction
Barbie Zelizer
Cherian George

10:15am – 12:15pm    

Panel One: Confronting State Power
Rob Rogers
Vilma Vargas
Ted Rall
John A. Lent 

12:15pm – 1:30pm    
Lunch in the Plaza Lobby

1:30pm – 3:30pm        
Panel Two: Cultural Crossfire
Signe Wilkinson
Charles Brownstein
Emad Hajjaj
Mr. Fish

3:30pm – 5:00pm        
Book Signings/Reception

Event Date

December 7, 2018

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