There are two — count them, two! — auctions of original cartoon art going on this week, and in both cases the proceeds go to good causes.
First up, an online auction benefiting the "Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press." The auction closes Tuesday, May 7. Click here for complete details: https://one.bidpal.net/rcfpawards19/browse/all
The RCFP provides pro boon legal representation, amicus curiae support, and other legal resources to protect First Amendment freedoms and the newsgathering rights of journalists. For more information on this organization, go to www.RCFP.org.
Next is a fund raiser for "Press Forward." Online bidding ends the day before a LIVE AUCTION on Wednesday, May 8. Click here for complete details.
Press Forward is an independent, journalist-lead initiative whose mission is to change culture in newsrooms. They "aspire to create safe, civil and diverse workplaces for women and men to do their best work in journalism." For more information on this organization, go to: https://www.thepressforward.org/
Before the live auction on May 8, join Twitter and Press Forward for a fireside chat with cartoonist Liza Donnelly for "A Celebration and Discussion on Editorial Cartoonists." The New Yorker and CBS This Morning cartoonists will talk about "a diverse and inclusive workforce, advice for young illustrators, and to highlight the role editorial cartoons plau in the newsrooms and media. For more details and tickets, go to: https://pressforward.splashthat.com/?fbclid=IwAR0h9FDo6io0uvRzC8HlIbmuEQ1Au6Ze2l5C1Tok1MkZjqRErtZRBxZkNbc