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Superheroes and Social Justice

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[vc_row][vc_column][mk_fancy_title size=”24″ font_family=”none”]The Center for Civil and Human Rights invites you to participate in our community dialogue on the utility of art to address today’s social injustices.[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1538073912629{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Mutants, superheroes and ordinary citizens who abandon their humanistic instincts to fight for justice. That’s what many people think of when reflecting on nostalgic memories of historic comic book series. But if you take a look beneath the façade of capes and gadgets, you may observe the author’s true intention, social justice and activism through art.

Throughout contemporary history, comic books have taken an attention to social issues. Comic books and movies like March by John Lewis, Stan Lee’s X-Men, and even our most recent revamp of Black Panther use witty pop-culture references and flashy imagery to address issues like racism, ableism and sexism, in a way that is digestible to even our youngest audiences. [/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][mk_fancy_title size=”21″ font_family=”none”]Major Funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”33377″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][mk_padding_divider][vc_single_image image=”36064″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Date:
December 13, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
Free

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Center for Civil and Human Rights
100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30313 United States
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