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ReggieCon Panel: “Mutant and Proud: Diversity in the World of X-Men!”

Thursday, April 15th
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Description

ReggieCon will host the panel “Mutant and Proud:  Diversity in the World of X-Men!” from 7-8:30 p.m. April 15, via Zoom.

There is no cost to attend. Those interested can join the Zoom webinar at the ReggieCon website.

In celebration of Diversity Month, the panel will focus on the X-men comics. The suggested reading is God Loves/Man Kills, by Brent Anderson and Chris Claremont.

Panelists include Dr. Scott Jordan, chair of the Department of Psychology at Illinois State University; Victor Dandridge, founder of Vantage InHouse Productions; Dr. Theresa Rojas, professor of English at Modesto Junior College and director of the Latinx Comic Arts Festival; and Dr. Eric Wesselmann, associate professor of psychology at Illinois State.

Guest panelists for April will include Dr. Leandra Parris, Dr. Stanford Carpenter and Mr. Chris Claremont.

Sponsored by the Office of Enrollment Management and Academic Services, ReggieCon is a series of virtual events held throughout the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Each event consists of a panel of experts in comic and popular media and will focus on issues of race and diversity. Panel topics align with national recognition months such as Black History, LGBTQ History, and Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

Upcoming panels include:

Eyes Unclouded by Hate: The Spirit of Hayao Miyazaki!

May 6

Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Guest panelists: Tatsu Shigeta, Rio Shigeta, and Larry Houston

Suggested viewing: Princess Mononoke

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Office of Enrollment Management and Academic Services