From ReedPOP —
Special Programming Will Provide Platform to Connect Educators and Librarians with a Focus on Social Issues
Today, ReedPOP, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, announced a new partnership with The Seattle Public Library during the 16th annual Emerald City Comic Con, the premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Northwest taking place March 1 – 4, 2018.
On March 1, Emerald City Comic Con and The Seattle Public Library will host a number of panels geared towards professional librarians and educators. With a particular focus on social justice, cultural competency, and diversity, the program will take place at The Seattle Central Library at 1000 4th Ave. ECCC at The Seattle Public Library will feature panels from Boom! Studios, First Second Books, Valiant, Penguin Random House and The American Library Association. Additional panels and partners will be announced leading up to the show.
“The Seattle Public Library is delighted to be partnering with Emerald City Comic Con — a celebrated community event — to host educators, librarians and other professionals dedicated to inclusive educational programming,” said Jared Mills, assistant managing librarian for the Library. “Comics and pop culture can offer a fun and accessible entry point to literacy and learning, and we are very excited to see where these conversations take us.”
“Emerald City Comic Con celebrates the entire spectrum of the pop culture universe and we are thrilled to partner with The Seattle Public Library to extend our offerings to educators and librarians and integrate further into the local community,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Head of ReedPOP.
“With programming focused on a wide variety of topics, especially those currently at the forefront of society, we hope to connect providers and share new ways to for professionals to positively impact and inspire their students and patrons.”
An ECCC Professional Badge is required to attend ECCC at The Seattle Public Library. Professional Badges are free of charge to educators and librarians and are valid for all four days of ECCC. For information on how to obtain a badge and further details on the programming taking place at the library, please visit: http://www.emeraldcitycomiccon.com/Content/The-Seattle-Public-Library/
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