Good Trouble in Hard Times: A Community Conversation with Andrew Aydin, Co-Author of MARCH

2.11.19
A Community Conversation with Andrew Aydin
Massachusetts


Andrew Aydin, an Atlanta native, was raised by a single mother and grew up reading everything, particularly comic books. After college, Andrew took a job with Congressman John Lewis in Washington, D.C. A year later, while serving as Press Secretary on the Congressman's re-election campaign, Andrew had the idea that Congressman Lewis should write a comic book to tell the story of his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Though it took a little convincing, Congressman Lewis eventually agreed on the condition that Andrew write it with him. Andrew became the driving force behind MARCH, which in 2016 became the first comics work to ever win the National Book Award.

A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford and Georgetown University in Washington, Andrew wrote the first history of the 1957 comic book Martin Luther King & The Montgomery Story as his graduate thesis. Today, Andrew serves as Digital Director & Policy Advisor to Congressman Lewis in Washington, D.C.

Photo by The1Point8

Good Trouble in Hard Times: A Community Conversation with Andrew Aydin, Co-Author of MARCH

Presented by Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation, in partnership with The Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square.

Join us for a ​Community ​Conversation with Andrew Aydin, creator of the graphic memoir series MARCH, which chronicles the life of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. MARCH was co-authored with Congressman Lewis and illustrated by Nate Powell. During this Community Conversation, Andrew will discuss the graphic novel and how its lessons can inspire future generations of upstanders.

We will also be joined by students from around the Boston area who have read and studied MARCH in their classrooms and who will have a unique perspective on the series. 

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required.

For more information, or with questions about student groups, please contact [email protected] or 617.735.1681.
 

The Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, Rabb Hall
700 Boylston Street
Boston, 02116
United States
2.11.19
5:30 pm

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