Annual Conference Session
2019. Does the world around us look how we want it to? How can librarians and creators have an impact on that? Join us to discuss social justice issues while we look at how comics have addressed diversity, equity, and inclusion in the past and how they are addressing them now.
It's Personal! Social Justice and the Personal Narrative
Join us for a panel with a unique perspective: You! We'll discuss with creators and publishers what it's like to create an autobiographical story and examine the intersection of the personal and the political.
Panelists: Brian Selznick, Joana Karpowicz, Ryan Estrada, Hyun Sook Kim, and Hazel Newlevant
So Many Comics, So Little Time!
How can you possibly keep track of all the titles coming out and all the topics they cover? In this session, you’ll spend time in small groups with creators and colleagues discussing titles that work for different social justice topics. After the session, all the titles will be combined into a totally excellent resource just for you!
Panelists: Jen Wang, Nicholas Aflleje, Sarah Delaine, Jon Muth, Tini Howard, Karim Friha, and Gene Ha
Art and Activism: The Rich History of Comics and Social Justice
Social justice in comics has a rich history and tradition that carries into the present. Creators confronting and questioning social issues and politics in graphic form brings subjects to audiences who may not have been exposed to the topics before. This panel brings comics creators together to discuss their perspectives on using comics and graphic novels as a way to address social justice topics.
Moderator: Crystal Chen; Panelists: Mariko Tamaki, Bizhan Khodabandeh, Kelsey Wroten, and Vita Ayala
ALA Unit/Subunit: GNCRT
Meeting Type: Author Event,Discussion Group
Cost: Included with full conference registration.