By: liza On: January 07, 2015 In: News Comments: 4

Charlie hebdo deaths2My heart goes out to the families of the cartoonist and others who were killed in the senseless violence at the offices of Charlie Hebdo. Cartoons are incredibly powerful, and it is the responsibility of the cartoonist to use her power for good. The cartoonists who were killed did just that in their own way; it is a provocative way, but that is their right.  I mourn the loss of these cartoonists as champions of freedom of expression.  My solution to revenge their killing is to draw for peace at every opportunity.

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4 Comments:

  • Cindelyn Eberts
    January 08, 2015

    I wish she had not used the word revenge. We do not need to meet evil with evil. The cartoonists who died do not need revenge anymore than Jesus did. They need to be remembered and honored for their strength of character. We need to honor them.

  • liza
    January 24, 2015

    Precisely my point! In my drawing I show the best way to respond to this is with working for peace, not attacking back. I guess I thought “revenge” could be a peaceful thing.

  • c j emm
    February 19, 2015

    Your illustration reminds me of something Deepak Chopra said:
    …..”There is no way to peace. Peace is the way…..”

  • liza
    February 20, 2015

    THank you, what an honor.

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