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A Hero for Post Hurricane Maria: LALS: Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez Lecture

Mar 29, 2018
4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Drown Hall - 210
35 Sayre Drive
Bethlehem PA 18015

Jenny Chao Office of Interdisciplinary Programs

Latin American and Latino Studies
A Hero for Post Hurricane Maria:
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez writer and creator of La Borinqueña

“Miranda-Rodriguez’s comic book creation — an Afro-Latina, environmentally powered superhero, La Borinqueña — is a superpowered love letter that basks in the spiritually connective pride that all Puerto Ricans feel toward La Isla del Encanto. He created the heroine, who shares a name with the Puerto Rican national anthem, not just to continue the growing diversity that has reached superhero comics, but to serve as a reminder that Puerto Rico can weather its storms, be they financial or natural disasters.” – The Washington Post

Join critically acclaimed graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez in a discussion that ties in Puerto Rican history into the current state of the island post Hurricane Maria, six months later.

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