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Sunday, March 3 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Jews, Comic Books, and Violence

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In 1933 Hitler became the chancellor of Germany. In 1933 Jewish and Italian immigrants squared off against Nazi inspired thugs in a 10,000-person race riot on the streets of Toronto. In 2019 identity politics are on the rise across the globe. Representation matters. How do we remember, curate, and teach history?
Join us for a discussion on the use of the comic book as a means of cultural intervention. Leaving behind stories of spandex tights for human rights, we’ll go on a whirlwind tour of Jewish comic book history, exploring how the comic medium can help bring important ideas to new audiences in a dynamic way.

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Jamie Michaels

Jamie is a comic book writer from Winnipeg, the greatest city in the world. He works at the intersection of politics, history, and bubbles that go POW! His latest project is a historical fiction graphic novel looking at tensions between immigrants and proto-fascists in 1930s Toronto... Read More →


Sunday March 3, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 230

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