Hofstra University is hosting the “Satire & the City” Political Cartoon & Satire Festival, as part of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) annual convention, Nov. 1-4, 2017.
The four-day event will be led by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists Matt Davies of Newsday and AAEC President Ann Telnaes of The Washington Post, and features sessions with noted cartoonists Ed Sorel, a regular contributor to The New Yorker and The Atlantic, Martin Rowson of The Guardian (UK), and Al Jaffe of MAD magazine.
The conference features a schedule of public and private events held on the Hofstra campus in Hempstead, as well as at other locations, including Newsday headquarters and the Cradle of Aviation on Long Island and the Society of Illustrators offices in New York City.
Panel discussions that are free and open to the Hofstra community with presentation of a valid HofstraCard include:
Thursday, Nov. 2:
9-10:45 am: “Free Speech in the Era of Trump, Social Media & Safe Spaces” featuring Hofstra Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Sofia Pertuz, PhD, on a panel about safe spaces on campuses, Mack Student Center Multipurpose Room, North Campus.
11 am-Noon: “Floyd Abrams on the First Amendment.” Abrams is a leading authority on the First Amendment and U.S. constitutional law, and author of The Soul of The First Amendment. A book signing will follow. Mack Student Center Theater, North Campus.
Friday, Nov. 3:
9:30-10:45 am: “The Wicked Art of Caricature” featuring international award-winning cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse. A panel on international panelists will follow from 11 am-noon.
Saturday, Nov. 4:
2-3:30 pm: “An Afternoon with MAD Magazine” featuring a panel of the magazine’s executive editor, senior editors, and cartoonist Al Jaffe, at the Mack Student Center Multipurpose Room, North Campus.
The full conference schedule and registration fees for members and nonmembers can be found at the AAEC website.
The 2017 Political Cartoon and Satire Festival is sponsored by Newsday, Hofstra University, Herb Block Foundation, Stewart R. Mott Foundation, Andrews McMeel Syndication, The Washington Post, and the AAEC.