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Washington, DC Event: Visualizing Peace: Graphic Art & Social Change

2013-06-05_1346This coming Tuesday, June 11, Search for Common Ground will be holding a forum, Visualizing Peace: Graphic Art & Social Change. The event will be held at the Kenney Auditorium at Johns Hopkins University SAIS from 9:30am to 11am. Visually captivating, accessible to a wide audience, and inexpensive to produce and distribute, graphic art holds its own in the age of digital media and social networking.

The event will bring together artists, activists and conflict resolution practitioners to explore the creativity with which graphic art and comic books have been used for social change around the world, and to generate ideas for expanding the potential of bridging the two fields.

Join the event to:

  • Discover a unique peacebuilding resource
  • Preview new comic books and graphic novels related to social change
  • Meet artists and panelists before and after the event
  • Take home samples of new and classic works of graphic art relevant to social change

Panelists include, Andrew Aydin: co-author with Congressman John Lewis of March, a graphic novel trilogy depicting Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights in America, Nate Powell: Illustrator of March and creator of the acclaimed graphic novel Any Empire, a vivid examination of war and violence,and their trickle-down effects on Middle America, Dalia Ziada (via Skype): Activist, blogger, and award-winning women’s rights advocate; translator of The Montgomery Story, the 1956 comic book about Martin Luther King Jr. and nonviolent protest and the moderator is Jeanné Isler, Director of USA Programs, Search for Common Ground

In addition to support from CPRF principals, this event is made possible by a generous contribution from Fantom Comics and Comic Book Artists on Demand.

You can RSVP now.

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