Oslo Freedom Forum
For one week every year, human rights advocates, artists, tech entrepreneurs, and world leaders meet to share their stories and brainstorm ways to expand freedom and unleash human potential across the globe. I was fortunate to be there this year in May, the eight gathering in Oslo, because I was invited to curate an international exhibit of cartoons to be shown at the Forum.
The speakers were even more amazing than I had expected. Many had risked their lives (and continue to do so) for the cause of freedom of speech, to help their country, to battle dictators and corrupt governments. Many are individuals who dedicate their lives to helping activist and artists battle oppressive regimes, many are creators of non-profits whose mission is to change cultural stereotypes. All were extremely moving; I left Oslo transformed.
I live-drew all the speakers. Here are some of them.