May 2nd, 2017, 7:00pm
$10 at the door, to support Just World Educational’s coordination of Mohammad's first U.S. tour
In conjunction with the release of his first book, Black and White, Political Cartoons from Palestine, Mohammad Sabaaneh will talk about the artistic, technical and political dimensions of his acclaimed work. Sabaaneh is the principal political cartoonist for the Palestinian Authority’s daily newspaper, Al-Hayat al-Jadida. As a young and popular artist living in the West Bank, he has been imprisoned by Israel and censured by the Palestinian Authority. His provocative drawings depict the tough lives of Palestinians, including Israel’s everyday injustices in the West Bank, its frequent military operations on Gaza, and the experiences of the many Palestinian political prisoners being held in Israel. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, and has been recognized by renown political cartoonists such as Kal of The Economist, Matt Wuerker of Politico, and Ted Rall. He is the representative for the Cartoonists Rights Network International in the Middle East and the Ambassador of Palestine for United Sketches International. We hope you’ll come hear him talk about his craft and hopes for justice in Palestine through art.