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Protecting Cartoonists and Satire - CLE Credits Available

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Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107

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“Protecting Cartoonists and Satire.”

Cartoonists’ expressions of political ideas are threatened by violence, the state, and social media campaigns. Nationally known artists whose work is exhibited in “Windows on Death Row - Nick Anderson(the Washington Post Writer’s Group formerly of the Houston Chronicle), Patrick Chappatte (The New York Times), Ann Telnaes (the Washington Post) and Matt Wuerker (Politico) - will discuss their experiences and the need to defend the freedom of the press. David Schultz, a Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and a leading First Amendment lawyer, will moderate. (CLE credits available)

Information Regarding New York CLE Credits

Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live non-transitional CLE Program will provide 1.5 credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. CLE credit is awarded only to New York attorneys for full attendance of the Program in its entirety. Attorneys attending only part of a Program are not eligible for partial credit for it, although they are most welcome to attend it. Attendance is determined by an attorney's sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Conference registers. On sign-out, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Conference. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there. Click here to access the CLE reading materials.

Part of the "Windows on Death Row" program series. For information contact Ellen Chapnick or Professor Jeffrey Fagan.

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Note: “Windows on Death Row” contains images that are at times beautiful and dark, witty and sharp, hopeful and despairing. Some content may be inappropriate for children.

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More about Windows on Death Row

Death sentences and executions have declined sharply in the U.S. over the past 15 years. Yet more than 2,800 people remain on death row in states and federal prisons across the country. They are incarcerated in harsh conditions for long periods that in some cases span decades. The exhibit expresses the complex and intense emotions arising from their time on death row.

The show’s creators, Widmann and Chappatte, visited maximum-security prisons and asked death row inmates to draw and paint their daily lives and personal experiences. The works of art, curated by Anne Hromadka, were produced by inmates in Texas, California, Georgia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

Widmann and Chappatte also invited a dozen top political cartoonists to share their take on capital punishment. The exhibit features drawings by a number of cartoonists, including Pat Oliphant, Jeff Danziger (syndicated worldwide), David Horsey (Los Angeles Times), KAL (The Economist, Baltimore Sun), Ann Telnaes (Washington Post), and Mike Luckovich (Atlanta Constitution).

“Windows on Death Row” offers a rare glimpse into a world most people struggle to imagine.

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Additional Events Planned in Conjunction with the Exhibit

Throughout the show’s run, Columbia Law School presented a series of public events that explore the power of art, freedom of expression, and the future of capital punishment. It also focused on the repercussions a death sentence has not only on defendants, but also their families, friends, victims’ families, and communities. All events are free and open to the public.

November 13 and November 16 at 6:30 p.m. Members of the Columbia University community, under professional direction, will perform The Exonerated. This winner of the 2003 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for best play tells the interwoven true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row, in their own words.

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We are grateful for the support of Switzerland’s Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of this project.

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Artwork was gathered with the help of Compassion, R.E.A.C.H., Minutes Before Six, Who Decides Inc., Witness to Innocence, and Art for Justice. Also sponsored by Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights.

We thank Paul Weiss Rifkin Wharton and Garrison for underwriting The Exonerated.

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For more information contact:
Ellen Chapnick, Columbia Law School Dean Emerita for Social Justice Initiatives
chapnick@law.columbia.edu

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