“HopeWorks & Friends” to Relaunch this September!

“HopeWorks & Friends” to Relaunch this September!

I’m happy to announce that, this August, “HopeWorks & Friends” will be returning! For those of you who are unaware, HopeWorks & Friends is a group that meets to discuss the important of underrepresented characters and creators, including women, LGBT folks, and people of color.

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Since 2002 movies based on comics have dominated the box office, but almost every single hero depicted has been a white male. Graphic Novels are a medium that truly allows an artist to put their vision to the page and show the world what it is they want the audience to experience.

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In the first series of books we read, we explored one of the oldest lesbian characters in the medium, Batwoman, and the first Muslim character to be the lead in a Marvel Comic, Ms. Marvel. This year we hope to explore even more characters that give a unique view of the world, and allow people to tell these beautiful stories.

Every week, we aim to break stereotypes and empower people to experience a story, and to tell their own.

Stories give us a glimpse into the the inner-workings of the human spirit, its pitfalls and potential

-Sana Amanat, co-creator of Ms. Marvel

Update: This article originally stated that HopeWorks & Friends would be relaunching as a book club in August, instead it will be relaunching as a celebration of underrepresented communities in entertaining in September!

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Written by Community Engagement Coordinator Dominic G.
Questions?
You can reach Dominic at dgoodall@wearehopeworks.org!

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