Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Event Location: 
Willis Library, 250H
Start Time: 
11:30 AM
End Time: 
1:00 PM

This event includes documentary screening then a facilitated discussion on comic culture. A light lunch will be provided for the first 40 attendees.  Attendees are welcome, although not required, to wear cosplay costumes! 

The film, Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes, taps into the explosion in the public’s appetite for superhero stories on television and in movies as a gateway to refocus common comic themes of doing good for the society and open a deeper and more inclusive social dialogue about identity, respect and representation. By channeling questions about how we view ourselves and others through a creative medium, the viewer is able to confront prejudice and stereotype in a low-risk way. These discussions can have a lasting impact.

For questions relating to this event or partnership, please contact Teresita Hurtado Ramos at Teresita@unt.edu or Sociology Librarian Lilly.Ramin@unt.edu

This partnership is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and UNT Libraries. See also, Diversity and Inclusion Library guide events page.

Special thanks to collaborator John Martin who maintains the "Comic Studies at UNT" blog.