UPCOMING EVENTS & LECTURES
CURRENT CEDLA EXHIBITION
‘Cartooning Repression and Resistance’by Pedro X Molina, Nicaragua
can be seen at CEDLA until 31 January 2020.
Pedro X Molina (Estelí, 1976) is a well-known and politically engaged Nicaraguan cartoonist. He was forced into exile this year when the Ortega-Murillo government violently shut down the news platform Confidencial. However, Confidencial continues to work from abroad, and Molina's work continues to appear on the platform daily. From exile Molina scrutinizes and critiques the political situation in Nicaragua and other countries with his drawings. His work also points to the importance of cartooning in the social struggle against state-led injustice and repression. In Dutch newspaper “De Volkskrant” Molina is named and praised for his admirable work in adverse circumstances. Earlier this year, he received a prestigious Cabot Prize for Journalism from the University of Columbia. With his cartoons Molina contributes to the peaceful struggle for the realization of the sustainable development goals (SDG’s) as set out by the United Nations. For more information see: www.NicaraguaKaravaan.org.
*We are honoured to have Pedro X Molina with us during the opening of the exhibition on Monday 2 December at 16.30.* During the opening, he will tell us more about his work and his journey, and CEDLA postdoc Julienne Weegels will provide a short introduction to the situation in Nicaragua.We hope you will join us in welcoming Pedro X Molina!
Biography: Pedro X. Molina’s cartoons and illustrations appear daily on www.Confidencial.com.ni. His work has been published in different newspapers and online publications around the world, for example The Dallas Morning News, Courier International, Politico, France 24, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, BBC, China Daily, El Universal, El Mercurio, La Nación and Folha de S.Paulo. His work takes on corruption and human rights abuses committed in his home country, the Americas and around the world. He is a 2019 recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, received the 2019 Courage in Editorial Cartoon Award from Cartoonists Rights Network International and a 2018 Journalistic Excellence Award from the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), and was recently named one of the Top 5 political satirists in Latin America by American Quarterly Magazine.
December 12 & 13, 2019 CONFERENCE
The Far Right Today: Mediating Memories of Political Violence and Resistance Across Europe, Latin America and the Wider World, 1989 – 2019
The conference is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES), the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES) CEDLA; and in association with the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. +INFO