Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum - 9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE Albuquerque, NM 87113
Friday, November 18, 2016
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee! This month’s theme is fantasy.
Growing up, we had characters in pop-culture we idolized, imitated, and aspired to become. Underwear over tights was common childhood attire. If Superman could pull off the look, certainly we could too. Unfortunately, many people struggle to find heroes with whom they can identify.
Amongst the thousands of superheroes, comic books, and fantasy novels that have become a part of our cultural consciousness, there is a common element which made speaker Lee Francis uncomfortable. Nerd culture is exclusive, Indigenous people are sidekicks and villains but never the hero. What do you do when your nerd identity does not match the fantasy realm you find in comics and on the big screen? You start making your own!
As an Indigenous poet, activist, educator, comic creator, and creative entrepreneur Lee Francis works to shift pop-culture in a more inclusive direction. Lee publishes Indigenous comics through Native Realities Publishing and is currently producing the first ever Indigenous Comic Con. Join us for an adventure into fantasy through the eyes of a self-proclaimed Indigenerd.