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Introducing Diverse and Global Perspectives with Graphic Novels and Comics (1-1:30pm) Empire Room

Introducing Diverse and Global Perspectives with Graphic Novels and Comics (1-1:30pm) Empire Room

Presenter: Andrea Kingston (Library Services)

Think comics are just for kids? Think again. The new Graphic Literature Collection at MCC's LeRoy V. Good Library emphasizes a diverse array of perspectives and authors from both the US and around the world while making connections to various aspects of the college's mission, values, and curriculum. It includes graphic novels, comics, and manga that touch on such issues as race, civil and human rights, immigration, military conflict, refugees, medical issues and healthcare, disabilities, gender-related topics, sports, US and world history, science, art history, philosophy, and more. An emphasis has been placed on adding comics and graphic novels by authors from around the globe, and we have made an effort to ensure that works by and/or about women and people of color are included. With over 400 books in the collection, it's likely that we have a graphic novel or comic that is relevant to your diversity, equity, and inclusion or global education initiatives in your courses. And if not, we can probably find one. This session will provide an introduction to these unique, creative, and insightful resources.

Attached Files:
2018 Professional Development Week Program.pdf

Ellis, Barbara
Health Professions
06/05/2018