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Cartoon for Reconciliation © Liza Donnelly

Liza Donnelly

Cartoon for Con1 © Dario

Dario

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Women without Borders and The Parents Circle: Cartoons in Conflict

International Cartoonists for Reconciliation and Peace

01. March 2010 17:00
Foyer, Radisson BLU Palais Hotel (Parkring 16, 1010 Vienna)

Over 40 world renowned artists, including the Pulitzer Prize winners Pat Oliphant and Jim Morrin, Liza Donnelly of the New Yorker, Spain’s El-Roto, and No Rio from Japan, use their cartoons to depict their personal views on war and peace.

Cartoons in Conflict is a traveling exhibition that has been shown in Israel, Spain, Italy, the USA, and London before coming to Vienna.

Robi Damelin and Seham Ikhlayel from the Parents Circle will be present at the opening of the exhibition in the Radisson BLU Palais Hotel. Robi Damelin’s son was killed by a Palestinian sniper; an Israeli soldier shot Seham Ikhlayel’s brother.

These artists have a unique ability to convey complicated and challenging themes with just a few brushstrokes,” says Damelin. “Their art illustrates the destructive absurdity of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and serves as a catalyst for hope, peace, and reconciliation.”

The displayed pieces, individual signed copies, and calendars are for sale.

For further information:
Women without Borders
E-Mail: office@women-without-borders.org
Tel: +43 1 533 455 1
www.women-without-borders.org

Women without Borders is an international NGO based in Vienna, Austria. Our projects focus on peaceful solutions to conflicts, supporting a political future that includes civil society and women, and a future without fear, oppression, and violence. In November 2008, Women without Borders launched SAVE- Sisters Against Violent Extremism, the first female counter-terror platform. SAVE brings together survivors of terrorist attacks, family members of the victims of 9/11 and 7/7, activists, opinion formers, and peace experts from Latin America to Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

The Parents Circle-Families Forum is a grassroots organization whose members include over 500 Israelis and Palestinians who have lost family members in the conflict. They all have a common goal: the path to reconciliation, so that further families do not have to experience pain, loss, and grief. The Parents Circle-Families Forum engages in projects to change the consciousness of both sides as well as public opinion in education and the media, and to provide alternatives to hate and revenge.
www.theparentscircle.org

 
 

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