Category Asian Studies

4.13.16

Can A Comic Book Superhero and Rape Survivor Change Attitudes Toward Sexual Violence?

Humanities Forum
Ram Devineni, filmmaker, publisher, and founder of Rattapallax publishing and film production company
Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m.
Performing Arts and Humanities Building Room 132

In “Priya’s Shakti,” the technologically innovative and wildly popular “first Indian comic book of its kind” (The New York Times), a mortal woman falls victim to a brutal sexual assault then joins forces with the Goddess Parvati to fight against sexual violence. Ram Devineni, the comic book’s co-creator, discusses the creation of the comic book, how it went viral, and how to use the comic book format to address pressing social issues. (Click heading for full description.)

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English Department Reading Series: Ocean Vuong

English Department Reading Series
Ocean Vuong
Monday, April 18, 5 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The UMBC English Department invites you to the next installment of the 2015-2016 Reading Series, featuring poet Ocean Vuong. (Click headline for full description.)

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