A cartoonist will present a lecture on social justice

Marc Fiore

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore will speak at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg on Sunday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m. as part of the temple’s Leif Nissen Social Justice Lecture Series.

Fiore is an American political cartoonist specializing in Flash-animated editorial cartoons and described by The Wall Street Journal as “the undisputed guru of form.”

His cartoons have appeared in numerous American newspapers and online publications. Previously a cartoonist for the San Jose Mercury News, he left newspapers for online animated comics in 2001. Over the years, Fiore has received numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize (the first for his genre of editorial cartoons ).

The Pulitzer Prize panel said, “His biting wit, thorough research, and ability to distill complex issues set a high standard for an emerging form of commentary.”

His winning work appears on SFGate.com, the San Francisco Chronicle website and his website: www.markfiore.com/

Fiore is a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. The American Library Association’s Booklist magazine called Fiore’s cartoons notable for their “unique and personal” vision.

The Leif Nissen Lecture Series on Social Justice is sponsored by Karen Lieberman and Bruce Nissen in honor of their son Leif, of blessed memory. Leif was dedicated to social justice issues and his family chose to honor him through these conferences. The series is supported by the Temple Beth-El Social Justice Committee.

Registration is requested by April 17 at www.TempleBeth-El.com/LeifNissen

Angela C. Hale