[Michlib-l] Black Future Month webinar with Jerry Craft

Shira Pilarski ssshira at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 12:14:46 EST 2021

Hi folks!

Comic books have always been political. They are both a reflection and a
barometer of our times. From the first appearance of Captain America in
March 1941 punching the face of Hitler, to recent titles like *I am Alfonso
Jones* and MARCH - titles tackling police brutality and the life story of
Congressman John Lewis - comic books have been and continue to be vitally
important avenues to visually tell our stories, to share our histories, and
to show experiences and multiple perspectives while engaging both sides of
our brain.

The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table (GNCRT) of the American Library
Association in collaboration with our colleagues at the Black Caucus of the
American Library Association (BCALA) have been working on reading lists and
webinars focused on Black experiences - past, present, and future. We hope
to see our lists utilized as resources for educators, parents, and readers
of all ages and these webinars as spaces to discuss why Black Lives Matter
and Black literature matters.

Our upcoming webinar titled *Black Future Month* features Jerry Craft,
cartoonist of *New Kid* and *Class Act*, in conversation with Ariell
Johnson, the owner of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, a Black-owned comic
book store. This webinar will be moderated by Sandra Farag and Tatanisha
Love, members of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association
(BCALA) and the ALA Graphic Novels Comics Round Table (GNCRT).
The webinar will be held on *February 10 at 7:00PM EST.* Register at the
link below.


Hope to see you there!

Shira Pilarski
Co-Lead of Black Lives Matter, Black Literature Matters Comic Reading List
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