At a time when book bans and censorship are on the rise throughout the country, the renowned political cartoonist Signe Wilkinson and historian Jonathan Zimmerman will speak on free speech and the arts.
They are the co-creators of the new book Free Speech & Why You Should Give a Damn.
Signe Wilkinson’s political cartoons at the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer have targeted malpracticing politicians and championed women and children’s rights, education, racial equity, privacy, free speech, and the joys of gardening. In 1992, she became the first female to receive the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. She has also received two RFK awards and four Overseas Press Club Thomas Nast Awards.
Jonathan Zimmerman is the Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. A former Peace Corps volunteer, he is the author of Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know and seven other books. He is also a frequent op-ed contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other national newspapers and magazines. Zimmerman received the 2019 Open Inquiry Leadership Award from Heterodox Academy, which promotes viewpoint diversity in higher education.