TRINA ROBBINS - Women, Culture & Comics
Thursday, March 16, 6 – 8 PM
UIC Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 South Halsted Street
Join us for an evening with award-winning herstorian and writer Trina Robbins at the historic Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. As part of Chicago’s centennial celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks, Trina Robbins’ talk will focus on women and diversity in comics as vehicles for cultural understanding and social change. Her talk will draw from her various works, including the Junior Library Guild Selection graphic novel Chicagoland Detective Agency: The Drained Brains Caper and her forthcoming book Babes in Arms. A book-signing will follow.
Trina Robins is an Award-winning herstorian and writer. She has been writing books, comics and graphic novels for over forty years and has drawn comics from Wonder Woman to Barbie. Trina’s The Brinkley Girls: the Best of Nell Brinkley Cartoons from 1913-1940 (2009), and Tarpe Mills and Miss Fury (2011), were nominated for Eisner and Harvey Awards. Her graphic novel Chicagoland Detective Agency: The Drained Brains Caper, was a Junior Library Guild Selection and Lily Renee: Escape Artist won a gold medal from Moonbeam Childrens Books and silver medal from Sydney Taylor Jewish Library Awards. Trina’s recent work includes Pretty in Ink, her definitive history of women cartoonists. In 2013 Trina was voted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.
If you are in need of accommodations, please contact AARCC at 312-413-9569. Parking is available at the pay parking structure located at 760 W Taylor.
Limited seats available.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Sponsors: UIC Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, UIC Women's Leadership and Resource Center, UIC Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and Seminary Co-op Bookstores.
MARCIA CHATELAIN - South Side Girls: A Story of the Great Migration
Thursday, March 16, 5pm
Institute for the Humanities, lower Level of Stevenson Hall, 701 South Morgan
The UIC Social Justice Initiative, African American Studies and Gender & Women's Studies invite you to a book talk with Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor in the Department of History at Georgetown University.
In South Side Girls, Marcia Chatelain recasts Chicago's Great Migration through the lens of black girls. Focusing on the years between 1910 and 1940, when Chicago's black population quintupled, Chatelain describes how Chicago's black social scientists, urban reformers, journalists and activists formulated a vulnerable image of urban black girlhood that needed protecting. In the text, she argues that the construction and meaning of black girlhood shifted in response to major economic, social, and cultural changes and crises, that reflected parents' and community leaders' anxieties about urbanization and its meaning for racial progress.
RSVP required: ssgtalk.eventbrite.com