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Marching Forward | Meet-Ups with MARCH Illustrator Nate Powell

Nate Powell
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
4:00-8:15 PM
Off Campus Location
Throughout the day on September 20, 2017, there will be multiple opportunities to meet March illustrator Nate Powell. March powerfully recounts Congressman John Lewis’s experiences throughout the Civil Rights Movement and has won many awards, including the National Book Award. Opportunities include:

Q&A WITH NATE POWELL: This is an exclusive event for all contestants in the social justice comics contest. (4-5:30pm, Wednesday, September 20, Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South 5th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI)

COMICS AS A SOCIAL JUSTICE MEDIUM: This talk by Nate Powell is free and open to the public. (5:30-7pm, Wednesday, September 20, Ann Arbor District Library, 343 South 5th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI)

MARCH BOOK-SIGNING: All are welcome to come have their copy of MARCH signed by Nate Powell! (7:15-8:15pm, Wednesday, September 20, Vault of Midnight, 219 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI)

Nate Powell began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2000. His work includes You Don't Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence Of Our Friends, The Year Of The Beasts, and Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero. Powell is the first and only cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award. His work has also received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, two Eisner Awards, two Ignatz Awards, two Harvey Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, a Coretta Scott King Author Award, four YALSA Great Graphic Novels For Teens selections, the Walter Dean Myers Award, and has been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Powell has discussed his work at the United Nations, as well as on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show and CNN. His books have been placed on school curriculum in over 40 states. His animated illustrations in the Southern Poverty Law Center's Selma: The Bridge To The Ballot documentary will reach roughly one million students in 50,000 schools across the nation.

Departments and units across campus and in the local community are planning an ongoing series of summer and fall 2017 “Marching Forward” social justice events in connection to Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell's visit. The three co-authors will give a keynote presentation from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Michigan Theater on Thursday, September 21.

To learn more and get involved, please visit the “Marching Forward” website: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/marchingforward/
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Ann Arbor District Library (343 South 5th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI) and Vault of Midnight (219 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI)
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Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: International
Source: Happening @ Michigan from International Institute, Penny W Stamps School of Art & Design

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