Diversity in Literature

Posted On February 2, 2017
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Understanding the various cultures through literature, discussion and group learning is pertinent to maintaining the diversity on which Georgia State prides itself. There are many pieces of art that tell the stories of America’s past, highlighting both the dark and bright, all of which helps us as a community to learn, understand and adapt various cultural differences in our own experiences.

While there are many forms in which cultural understanding and diversity are experienced, one of the most popular forms is through literature. Memoirs, novellas, magazines, blogs, newspapers, documentaries and a host of other forms of literature have helped to create change and social justice reform throughout the course of history. The Multicultural Center is dedicated to creating and delivering innovative student experiences to promote learning and success. What better way to learn necessary cultural and historical perspectives than through graphic novel literature?

In book one of A Nation Under Our Feet, Ta-Nehisi Coates re-tells the story of the Black Panther, who by day is king of Wakanda and by night a super hero. He is deep conflict with himself and the turmoil that is being experienced in his nation. Coates highlights the issues of intersectionality and political warfare throughout the comic series.

As our nation enters a new presidential administration, there are many concerns about structure and equality. This is the time where the Multicultural Center creates programs to help students understand and respond to challenges of the urban environment. In order to authentically understand the issues of equality and identity, it is important to assess and validate the cultural components of our history.

Students who are looking to pop in and join the Multicultural Center during Black History Month for discussions of the graphic novel Black Panther can check out the dates and times are listed below!

Revolutionary Images: Graphic Novel Discussion of Black Panther (one of four)
Thursday, February 2, 2017
12:15 – 1 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge

Revolutionary Images: Graphic Novel Discussion of Black Panther (two of four)
Thursday, February 9, 2017
12:15 – 1 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge

Revolutionary Images: Graphic Novel Discussion of Black Panther (three of four)
Thursday, February 16, 2017
12:15 – 1 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge

Revolutionary Images: Graphic Novel Discussion of Black Panther (four of four)
Thursday, February 23, 2017
12:15 – 1 p.m.
Multicultural Center Lounge