Nerds In NoMa

January – March 2019

March 12, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Comic Converts: The World of Comic Illustrators in D.C.
Telling stories through narrative illustrations and words is a centuries-old art that continues to thrive everywhere — including D.C., where there are a number of comic art practitioners. Some do it only as a private passion, while others manage to get paid for their creative endeavors. We’ll dive into the local scene to learn what motivates artists, how they find ways to make money, and where the industry is headed.
>>>Moderator: Michael Rhode, Author/Publisher/Owner | ComicsDC
>>>Panelists: Malaka Gharib, Author/Illustrator, I Was the American Dream (forthcoming); Jade Feng Lee, Educator/IllustratorJosh Kramer, Journalist/IllustratorShannon Gallant, Comic Illustrator
Let us know you’re coming: Facebook / Eventbrite

Nerds In NoMa is sponsored by Advantage Financial Federal Credit Union

Light bites provided by Stellina Pizzeria
Sweets provided by Insomnia Cookies

January 15
Nerds in the Making: Experimental & Traditional Learning in NoMa Schools
Ahnna Smith | D.C. Workforce Investment Council
Panelists: Michelle Johnson, principal | Mundo Verde PCS; Caroline Mwenda-Baker, principal | Two Rivers Charter School; Shaunte Jennings, assistant principal | Langley Elementary School; Lawrence Dance, assistant principal | McKinley Middle School

February 12
A Deaf Revolution: Design for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Sam Swiller, Associate Director of Real Estate & Economic Development | Gallaudet University
Panelists: Robb Dooling, Commissioner | ANC 6C06; Jon Cetrano, Co-Owner | Streetcar 82 Brewing; Ayisha Swann, Development Associate | JBG Smith; Hansel Bauman, Executive Director, Campus Design & Construction | Gallaudet University

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