Flying University: The POC Past (& Future) of Superheroes

TUE // FEB 19 // 06:30PM

2018 marked a banner year in comic book/superhero movies with the historic box office returns of Black Panther and its 2019 Oscar nomination (the first of any superhero movie, to date). Even with the growing representation on screen and among writers, there is still a huge gap in POC storytelling - on the page, on screen, and on the production team.

Join us as we dig into the history of your favorite POC comic book stories and the (notably non-POC) creatives behind them, while we explore the future of black and brown bodies in storytelling.


Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm
Tickets: $15 adv / $20 door


Flying University is a crash course in hidden histories - shining a light on ideas, people, science, and moments in history from a new perspective.  It’s an interactive presentation series featuring storytellers, experts, professors, comedians, (and of course, drinking).  Our speakeasy-style lectures were conceived in the spirit of the underground university in Russian-occupied Poland by the same namesake, which taught subjects and students banned by the state-run schools.  This historical rebel organization educated women and other marginalized groups who were barred from attending the official Polish universities. Caveat's Flying University carries on the mantle, sharing stories by and about communities whose stories are often untold. (Hosted & produced by Chinisha S.)

Jason Scott Jones is an illustrator, motion graphics designer, and filmmaker who has worked with some of the top media companies in the industry, including DC Comics, NBC, CBS, Time, Inc. and many more.

Jonathan W. Gray in an Associate Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center and John Jay College, whose works focus on post-WWII American culture, African American literary production, popular culture, comic books, graphic novels, and others narratives of visual culture. His first book, Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination (Mississippi) traces the white literary responses to the period between the Brown case and the death of Martin Luther King.  His forthcoming project, Illustrating the Race (Columbia), investigates how the twin understandings of illustration—the creative act of depiction and the political act of bringing forth for public consideration—function in the representation of African Americans in comics and graphic narratives published since 1966. 



REFUND POLICY: Tickets maybe be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.

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