Monday, September 18, 2017
4:00–5:30 p.m.


Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall

History, Memoir and Identity through the Lens of Comics and Graphic Novels

The Best We Could Do - Book Cover - Thi BuiThi Bui and Jonathan W. Gray come together to discuss history, race, representation and identity through the lens of comics and graphic novels. This graphic memoir deals with history and representation—and is an effort to help decolonize the stories we tell about the Vietnam War.

Bui’s next project deals with climate change from the vantage point of people in a developing country, taking into account the growing wealth inequality of nations.

Gray will address the power of history and memoir that will touch on Bui’s work as well as John Lewis’s march. These works are contrasted with the Sympathizer and Manchild in the Promised Land. Both explore how communities can come together in the work of social justice.

This event is sponsored by Adelphi University’s Art and Art History Department, English Department, Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies, Collaboration Project, Diversity Committee and Levermore Global Scholars Program.

For more information, please contact:

Cindy Maguire
Acting Associate Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
Science Building, Room 123A
p – 516.877.4049
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