The Power of Humor
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 7 pm (EST)
SUNY New Paltz, Lecture Center 100
Laughter is universal, it gives us joy. Humor also provides us insight into ourselves and our culture—our world, even. We can see how humor unites us, but it also has the power to divide, using ridicule to attack and make others feel powerless. When used thoughtfully, humor shows us our common humanity as we laugh at ourselves. Political cartoons expose new, important trends, hold leaders accountable, and they help us see a distilled view of the news. With laughter, we let down our defenses and not only are we more able to bond with others, but we are also open to new ideas. This is the power of humor.
Join us for a funny and meaningful talk that will be full of cartoons and some historical references. We'll end on a positive note of using humor as a communication tool to bridge divides. Booksigning follows program.
Liza Donnelly is a is an award-winning cartoonist and writer for The New Yorker Magazine and is a contributor to The NY Times, Washington Post, Medium, CNN, and CBS News
General admission is complimentary. A $10.00 donation is suggested to the SUNY New Paltz Foundation to support future educational programs for our students.
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