Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Ivan Velez, Jr.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Ink and Liberation: Superheroes, Comic Books and Racial Justice

Join this panel discussion of artist and advocates as they share the way in which race and racial justice has showed up in comics and graphic novels and how racial justice advocates can and do use serial art and superheroes to build and advance their racial equity work. You'll meet The Opportunity Agenda's Helvetika Bold, who wields a Racism Decoder Ring. Regine Sawyer will share her phenomenal work and the struggles of publishing for women of color. Ivan Velez Jr will share his long history in the populating the comics world with multicultural characters and queer content. Envision with these creative minds a world where imagination, art and a passion for justice can truly save the day.

Speakers: Jamila Brown, Regine Sawyer, Ivan Velez, Jr.