Canceled Due to Illness: Black Comix, Social Justice, and Visual Ideologies
04/06/2017 - 1:00pm
- Mosse Humanities Building - Rm. 6131 - 455 North Park Street
Presented in partnership with the Applied Comics Kitchen (ACK!) at UW-Madison, this workshop, led by professor and cartoonist John Jennings, addresses Black comix, identity, social justice agendas and representation in the contemporary political climate. Participants will learn several comix making practices. This workshop is free and open to the public. Register at johnjennings.eventbrite.com.
Applied Comics Kitchen (ACK!) is a collective of graduate students and faculty at UW-Madison that creates an open, practiced-based dialogue for educators and researchers to share the use of comics making in teaching practices, advocacy, and research methodologies. ACK! is funded by the Borghesi-Mellon Workshop Program through the Center for Humanities and has co-sponsored events with the Holtz Center, OMAI/First Wave, the Creative Writing Program, the Art Department, the Geography Department, and the LGBT Campus Center.
A Mississippi native and University of Illinois native, John Jennings is an Associate Professor of Visual Studies at The State University of New York at Buffalo. Jennings is an award-winning graphic novelist and author. His research and teaching focus on the analysis, explication, and disruption of African American stereotypes in popular visual media.
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