Celebrating Upstanders with Sana Amanat of Marvel Entertainment
Join us for our 2016 Upstander Celebration featuring Sana Amanat, Director of Content & Character Development at Marvel Entertainment. Presented by Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation. In partnership with Mt. St. Mary's University and YALLWest Book Festival.
Our Upstander Celebration amplifies the efforts of young people who make a difference in our communities by speaking up on behalf of others and standing up to injustices of all sizes. Facing History students learn that everyday choices have power and that anyone can become a villain or a hero. We challenge students to write their own stories and define for themselves what a hero looks like.
Amanat’s credits include Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Elektra, and Hawkeye. Most recently, she co-created the first solo series to feature a Muslim female super hero, Ms. Marvel, which gained worldwide media attention and sparked excitement and dialogue about identity and the Muslim American struggle, exemplifying the message that stories matter.