"Can't Take a Joke?" will explore the incendiary power of the editorial cartoon

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New Hampshire Humanities has received a $30,000 grant from the Pulitzer Foundation for a project that will explore the editorial cartoon with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists Signe Wilkinson and Joel Pett, and humanities scholars Jytte Klausen and Victor Navasky. Both have written extensively on the subject of artistic freedom, First Amendment rights, and censorship.

The project explores these and other compelling questions through two events, a public forum featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists and humanities scholars on Wednesday, March 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. Boston Globe Political Editor Felice Belman will moderate the panel discussion. And on March 17, 2016 we will host a conference for high school students led by Souhegan High School Ethics teacher Chris Brooks. The conference will be the seventh annual HYPE (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts) Day. A thousand students and 75 teachers are expected to take part in HYPE Day.

Learn more on the Special Initiatives page of our website.

Note: View a short video about HYPE Day produced by Atlantic Media Productions and New Hampshire Humanities HERE.