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Comics and Medicine: Lightning Talks - Comics As Access Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Comics and Medicine: Lightning Talks - Comics As Access
Event typeLibrary Program
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryHear lightning talks on "Comics As Access: Learning Graphic Medicine," moderated by Esther Saltzman. Part of the Comics and Medicine conference.
DescriptionSpeakers

“Accessibility through Information Organization: Building a Graphic Medicine Database”
Alice Jaggers, MSLS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library)

“Comic Creation as an Innovative Library Role: Process, Resources, Publishing (and What About Peer Review?)”
Patricia Anderson, Elise Wescom, Kai Donovan, & Ruth Carlos (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

“Webcomics as Vehicles for Both the Readers and Artists to Explore Disability”
Kate Deibel (University of Washington Libraries)

“Adaptive Activism: Teaching Graphic Medicine as Disability Studies”
Ann Fox (Davidson College)

“Fall Risk: excerpts from a graphic narrative about learning how to navigate life with disability and PTSD”
Inés Ixerdia

“Blindness, Cartooning, and the Institutional Ableism of ‘Empathy Exercises’”
M. Sabine Rear

“Flexible Bodies, Cartooning Idiom and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome”
Rachel Kunert-Graf, PhD (Shoreline Community College)


Comics and Medicine is an annual 3-day conference dedicated to graphic medicine, a genre that promotes the exploration of the intersections between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare. In keeping with this year’s theme of “access points,” the Library has partnered with the organizers to provide free public access to some conference programs on Friday and Saturday. To learn more about the conference or graphic medicine, visit Graphic Medicine.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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