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Spring 2019 Events

Rescheduled Featured Event: Meet the writer of Ms. Marvel

G. Willow Wilson, writer of the award winning Ms. Marvel, will be giving two talks at Moraine Valley Community College.

  • April 10, 2018, 1pm, Dorothy Menker Theater (Building F)
  • April 11,, 2018, 7 pm – 8:30 pm, Dorothy Menker Theater (Building F)

Made possible by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals; Building Bridges: Arts Culture and Identity, a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.



Fall 2018 Past Events

The Magnificent: The Creative Journey of Comics 
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Wednesday, September 26th, 10am-10:50am, Library Lounge (Building L)

Writer, inker, and colorists for the graphic novel The Magnificent share their collaborative process and talk about their production process.  This event is part of the One Book, One College program on Ms. Marvel and the Graphic Novel Symposium.

The Big Picture: Writing the Illustrated Book for Kids When You're Not an Illustrator
Author Iva-Marie Palmer visits MVCC
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Thursday, Sept 27th, 11am - 12:15pm, Library Lounge (Building L)
Award winning author of Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook and other words, Iva-Marie Palmer discusses her writing process and her collaboration with her illustrator who will join the conversation from the UK.  This event is part of the One Book, One College program on Ms. Marvel and the Graphic Novel Symposium. 

Ms. Marvel, Meaning & Modern Storytelling : A Faculty Panel 
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Thursday, September 27th, 1pm, Library Lounge (Building L)

Join us as we prepare for the visit of author G. Willow Wilson. Faculty members will explore the significance of the award winning comic Ms. Marvel, which is the 2018-2019 One Book selection. This event is part of the One Book, One College program on Ms. Marvel and the Graphic Novel Symposium.

Me or We:  A Panel Discussion on the Responsibilities Individuals have to Society and Others
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Thursday, October 11, 11:00-12:15,  Library Lounge (Building L)

Joined by Psychology Professor Dr. Amy Williamson and Sociology Professor Dr. Jeffrey McCully we will consider questions such as: Do individuals have responsibilities to society? If so, what are they? If not, what is the role of individuals in a society? What responsibilities do heroes and leaders have to society? Are individuals becoming increasingly egocentric, and if so, what are the implications of this? This event is a collaboration between One Book One College and the Democracy Commitment.

Special guest Dalal Katsiaficas from the University of Illinois Chicago
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Wednesday, October 24, 1pm-1:50pm, Library Lounge (Building L)

Dr. Katsiaficas will discuss her search on immigrant-origin youth under the Trump administration. This event is part of the  One Book, One College program.