White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books

Date/Time
Date(s) - Tuesday, February 23, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Admissions: Free
Presented by: UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change

Back to Back Screenings & Community Dialogues – In celebration of Black History Month

Poster Image for White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books

“Through interviews with prominent artists, scholars and cultural critics along with images from the comic books themselves, this film examines the degree to which early Black superheroes generally adhered to common stereotypes about Black men. From the humorous, to the offensive, early Black superheroes are critically considered.” blacksuperherodoc.com

Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Jiba Molei Anderson, Illustrator / Designer / Writer / Educator / Publisher / Owner of Griot Enterprises and Creator of its flagship property The Horsemen.

  • Approx. 52 min.
MEET THE DIRECTOR! A BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL EVENT
  • Monday, February 15th at 12noon | Addams Hall, 2nd floor

Screening followed by discussion facilitated by filmmaker of White Scripts and Black Supermen, Black Masculinities in Comic Books, Jonathan Gayles.

  • This presentation is sponsored by Dr. Kya Reaves of Kennedy-King College.

The Reimagining Masculinities Initiative at UIC is a collaboration between the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change, and aims to create a campus that is inclusive for everyone. Therefore, we strive to cultivate, support, affirm, and create male allies and advocates because we realize that many are impacted  by issues of masculinity and gender.

Poster: White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books [PDF]

All audiences are welcome to join us at this event. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us.

Contact Info

Name: Mario Lucero
Phone: (312) 996-3095
Email: lcc@uic.edu

Co-Sponsors

Location
UIC Latino Cultural Center

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