Join us for a discussion with comic book writer and novelist Gabby Rivera about privilege, power, and what we can do to support the ideas of diverse artists working with progressive politics!
Gabby Rivera is an outgoing, outspoken creator invested in fostering better dialogue, inspiring radical creativity, and improving our most vulnerable communities. She’s the writer of the Marvel series America—featuring the first queer, Latinx teen-girl superhero, ever. Rivera is also the author of Juliet Takes a Breath, a YA novel listed by Mic as one of the 25 essential books to read for women’s history month. It’s a critically acclaimed coming-of-age story starring a queer puertorriqueña who leaves her native Bronx behind to intern with one of her literary heroes: the feminist author Harlow Brisbane. Her podcast, Gabby Rivera’s Joy Revolution features interviews with revolutionary QTPOC humans and allies, where they share how they find, maintain, and nurture their joy in this chaotic world.
As an activist, Rivera also gives back. She’s the Youth Programs Manager at GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”): a leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe, affirming schools for LGBTQ students; working towards fewer incidents of bullying and harassment, and more students treated with respect. She’s also worked with Autostraddle.com for over five years as the QTPOC Speakeasy editor and A-Camp staff. A film and multi-media teaching artist, she’s worked with social justice organizations like DreamYard Project, Inc. She’s appeared as a featured panelist and counselor at the annual Autostraddle Queer Women’s Conference, and has presented at the Allied Media and Digital Media and Learning Conferences.
This event is brought to you in collaboration with the Latinx Heritage Month Committee, Gender and Sexuality Campus Center, Open House Learning Community, Social Justice Resource Center, and WUD Distinguished Lecture Series,
Please join WUD DLS for Inspiring Radical Creativity: A Conversation with Gabby Rivera on Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00pm. This event will be streamed over Facebook Live on the UW Madison Latinx Cultural Center Facebook page and on the WUD Distinguished Lecture Series YouTube page.
Sign Language interpreting will be provided with CART captioning.