Histories & Futures— Session 2 of Sawyer Seminar, "Racial Reckoning through Comics"

Nov 11, 2022

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Iowa City Public Library,

123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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This event is part of the 2022-23 Mellon Sawyer Seminar, "Racial Reckoning through Comics." In addition to a year-long intensive seminar with local participants, this Sawyer Seminar will feature a series of public presentations by prominent visiting creators and scholars, a film series, workshops, podcasts, and other public events, all of which will critically engage questions of racial representation in the popular international formats of comics.

"Histories and Futures"

Friday, November 11

  • 10:00 AM–12:00 PM: Welcome and talk by Lara Saguisag 
  • Noon–2:00 PM: Talk by Lunch break
  • 2:00–3:00 PM: Talk by MariNaomi 
  • 4:00–5:00 PM: Talk by Julian Chambliss 

Saturday, November 12

  • 10:00 AM–12:00 PM: Talk by José Alaniz 
  • Noon–2:00 PM: Talk by Lunch break
  • 2:00–3:00 PM: Artist Presentation TBA
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Panel discussion

Guest speaker bios forthcoming. Free and open to all. 

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