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Doing Justice

LSA's Marching Forward symposium celebrated the award-winning civil rights graphic memoir March, and it invited readers to write their own social justice comics and enter them into their contest. Browse through the winners here.
by Susan Hutton

LSA's fall 2017 symposium, Marching Forward, reached across disciplines, generations, and communities to advance social justice scholarship. It explored historical injustices as well as the civil rights issues of today by sponsoring exhibits, plays, films, and talks, including a keynote discussion with the authors of the National Book Award-winning graphic memoir March: Congressman John Lewis, congressional aide Andrew Aydin, and cartoonist Nate Powell.

The symposium also hosted a social justice comics contest whose winners are gathered here.

Entries were judged on overall story, creativity, illustrations, and the way the comics treated social justice as a theme. You can read the winning entries from the three different age groups below.

Age group: 19 and over

First Place: AURA by Vasilis K. Pozios, Marguerite Sauvage, and Rachel Deering

Second Place (tie): The Red Lipstick by Alexa Caruso

Second Place (tie): The Party by Sean Carolin

Third Place: Conscript by J S Carré and Dhalia

Age group: 15–18

First Place: Color Blind by Leila Mullison

Second Place: What Can We Do? by Valerie Matula

Third Place: At Age by Sara Kenward

Age group: 14 and under

First Place: Hidden in Plain Sight by Maia Hodgin and Juna Hume Clark

Second Place: Trump Stories by Avik Patel

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Release Date: 01/29/2018
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