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Conflict and Peace Initiative Lecture: Galvanizing Social Justice through Comics

A Talk by Award-Winning Graphic Novelist Joe Sacco
Thursday, January 19, 2017
5:00-7:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Leading graphic historical novelist Joe Sacco will chronicle how and why he uses the graphic novel format to catalyze social justice and human rights struggles in the U.S. and around the world. His award-winning novels include Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (a portrait of some of the most marginalized communities in the United States, co-created with Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges); Footnotes in Gaza (a narrative of oral histories collected from elderly Palestinians who witnessed and survived a mass murder during the 1956 Suez War); and Safe Area Gorazde (an account of the brutal effects of the war in the former Yugoslavia on a besieged town that Sacco visited during and after the war). This presentation is part of a series on social justice-oriented graphic novels organized by the International Institute’s Enterprise-funded Conflict and Peace Initiative. The event is in partnership with the Penny Stamps Distinguished Lecture Series.

The Conflict and Peace Initiative was launched in the fall of 2016 and is funded by the International Institute Enterprise Fund. Its focus is to build a cross-disciplinary approach to peace and conflict studies that engages, challenges, and inspires new audiences.

Additional support for this event is provided by: Department of Near Eastern Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library; Global Scholars Program; Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs; Community Action Social Change; Arab and Muslim American Studies; Department of English Language and Literature; Department of Sociology; Department of Political Science; Department of Anthropology; Helen Zell Writers' Program; Donia Human Rights Center; Center for World Performance Studies; Program in International and Comparative Studies; Islamic Studies Program; Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives; Center for Global and Intercultural Study; Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies; Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice; Center for International & Comparative Law; Department of Comparative Literature; Judaic Studies; Transnational Comics Workshop; Department of Political Science; University Library; and Prison Creative Arts Project.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Michigan Theater
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: International
Source: Happening @ Michigan from International Institute, Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), Judaic Studies, Comparative Literature, Center for International & Comparative Law, University Library, Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, Department of Middle East Studies, Prison Creative Arts Project, The, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Global Scholars Program, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, Penny W Stamps School of Art & Design, Global Islamic Studies Center, Program in International and Comparative Studies, Center for World Performance Studies, Donia Human Rights Center, University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers' Program, Department of Anthropology, Multi Ethnic Student Affairs - MESA, Department of Sociology, Department of English Language and Literature, Department of Political Science, Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS), School of Social Work, Community Action Social Change Undergraduate Minor

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