Join us online, and then in person, at our 47th annual Fall Conference as we take a clear-eyed look at the theory and practice of democracy. We’ll pay special attention to the current state of civic engagement in the United States. How can we work to bring people together when we are so divided? Learn more about Democracy 20/20.
*DIGITAL* Cartoonists: Still Foot Soldiers of Democracy
Political cartoonist Jeff Danziger will speak about his role in a French documentary film, Cartoonists, Foot Soldiers of Democracy, and about creating editorial cartoons during this time in American history. The film, an official selection at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, weaves together portraits of 12 cartoonists who defend democracy, often at personal peril. Danziger is the sole American cartoonist featured in the film.
CLiF has created an overview for each presentation that includes links to virtual ways to enjoy the author’s work, related literacy activities from CLiF’s resource library, and questions to guide students in preparing to “meet” the author.
Here’s the upcoming schedule:
Wednesday, July 15, 1pm – Meet author Eric Pinder Wednesday, July 22, 1pm – Meet author/photographer/adventurer Jan Reynolds Wednesday, July 29, 1pm – Meet storyteller Marv Klassen-Landis Wednesday, August 5, 1pm – Meet author/illustrator/humorist Marty Kelley Wednesday, August 12, 1pm – Meet non-fiction author Sandra Neil Wallace
We appreciate this cross-section of our amazing CLiF presenters – storyteller, nonfiction, author/illustrator, poet – living, working, and finding inspiration in their Vermont and New Hampshire homes.
If you aren’t able to catch this presentation live it will be posted to the CLiF website as well. Thanks!