SDCC 2016: The Convention Gets Its First Ever Ever Justice Rally: 7/21

pop culture hero coalitionBack by popular demand — and in light of recent events — Pop Culture Hero Coalition is holding the first-ever Pop Culture Justice Rally to end bullying, racism, misogyny and other forms of hate. Rally Speakers include Representative John Lewis’ Policy Advisor Andrew Aydin and co-author of the graphic novel trilogy, March.

SuperheroIRL! Pop Culture Hero Coalition’s Rally to End Bullying

Thursday, 7/21/166:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Room: 24ABC

Celebs and key press will speak from 6:30 – 7 pm. At 7 pm, experts in psychology and human rights activism will have a panel discussing strategies to use pop culture to navigate harassment, both online and IRL. Join in this topical, powerful discussion on how stories from comics, film and T.V. can mobilize us to overcome hate — and become heroes in our everyday lives.

Panelists include Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley (Founders, NOH8 Campaign), Agent Carter Co-Executive Producer Jose Molina (Castle, Firefly), Janina Scarlet, Ph.D. (Author, Superhero Therapy, Little Brown & Co., 2016), United Nations Association President Bettina Hausmann, Kate Langrall Folb (Director: USC Hollywood, Health & Society); panel features award-winning author and Coalition Co-Founder Carrie Goldman (Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear; #WheresRey), and Coalition Founder Chase Masterson (Star Trek, The Flash).

EW Senior Writer Anthony Breznican, Legion of Leia Founder Jenna Busch, and The Arkham Sessions’ Dr. Andrea Letamendi will speak at the rally.

Pop Culture Hero is the first-ever 501(c)(3) organization that uses the phenomenal popularity of TV, film, comics and games for real-life heroism over bullying, racism, misogyny, cyber-bullying, LGBT-bullying, and other forms of hate. The Coalition works in schools, comic-cons, and communities.

The groundbreaking Coalition was founded in 2013; Partners include the United Nations Association, the NOH8 Campaign, the Anti-Defamation League, and the International Bullying Prevention Association.