Representation Matters: Diversity in Comics and Graphic Novels

Barrie Public Library, Downtown Branch, 60 Worsley St., Barrie

Dates:               Saturday, September 23, 2017
Times:              10 am to 11 am
Location:          Magazine area, Barrie Public Library, downtown branch
Fee:                  Admission free

Join MacLaren Education Officer Christina Mancuso and learn how comics and independent graphic novels have moved beyond the archetypical superhero to embrace representations of gender, diversity and inclusion. As a long-time reader of comics and graphic novels, Mancuso is excited to share a short survey of works including authors Alison Bechdel, The Hernandez Brothers and Art Spiegelman as well as comic characters The Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Legion and more!

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Christina Mancuso has a MFA in Visual Art from Rutgers University in New Jersey and a BFA from Concordia University in Montréal. As a museum educator, college art professor and art teacher (K to 12), she possesses a wide range of skills and experiences. She has led many community arts initiatives engaging participants from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Mancuso has been the head of the MacLaren Art Centre’s Education Department since 2009.

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