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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Joynes Event: "The Silence of Our Friends"

Tue, February 21, 2012 • 7:00 PM • Joynes Room, Carothers (CRD) 007B, 2501 Whitis Ave. Enter through the east doors of the honors quad

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Writer Mark Long and illustrator Nate Powell will discuss The Silence of Our Friends, a new graphic novel that tells the story of the civil rights movement in Texas in comic book form. The author and illustrator will visit to discuss the story and the process of making the book.

Written by Mark Long and Jim Demonakos, The Silence of Our Friends is a semi-autobiographical story which follows a white and black family in segregated 1967 Texas. The story is told from the point of view of a young Mark Long, whose father is a reporter covering the story of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman. The struggle to free these students brings the two families together. The Silence of Our Friends is illustrated by the Eisner award-winning creator Nate Powell and will be released by First Second on January 17th.

A limited number of free copies will be available for honors students beginning February 6--watch the Plan II news for more info on the book giveaway.

 

This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 pm

Map to the Joynes Suite in the Carothers Residence Hall

For more information, contact Matt Valentine

Sponsored by: The Mary Lu Joynes endowment in the Plan II Honors Program and the L.L. and Ethel E. Dean Endowment


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