Talks, Workshops & Conferences
Netroots Nation, the country’s largest gathering of progressive activists kicked off their annual conference yesterday in St. Louis, MO. Last years event took place in Phoenix, Arizona where it’s central theme was on immigration. This year’s theme of racial justice brought the conference to Missouri where Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on Aug. 9, 2014 by police officer Darren Wilson in the city of Ferguson.
Silicon Valley Comic Con – Photos
The best part of Silicon Valley Comic Con was watching fans getting a chance to interact with some of their favorite actors during spotlight sessions. Jeremy Lee Renner caught a fan off guard when she told him it was her birthday and he ran offstage to give her a hug.
The Bay Area came out strong this weekend for Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC). Long lines had many frustrated during the inaugural event. If anything, the crowd was proof that there was a void that needed to be filled. The Bay Area has long been missing a Comic Con event since WonderCon left for Anaheim in 2012. Eager fans waited patiently as dedicated volunteers scrambled to get answers for guests.
The first Heroes & Villains festival has gone and went in San Jose, CA. Passionate fans showed up as their favorite characters from the sci-fi, superhero and fantasy worlds. The event lasted two days and included exclusive panels, celebrity photo opportunities, kids area, and vendors for all your collectible figures, art and comic book needs.
At yesterday’s town hall meeting during Netroots Nation convention in Phoenix, Arizona members of the #BlackLivesMatter movement interrupted former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont who were being interviewed by Jose Antonio Vargas. Vargas is a journalist who has brought to light the struggles of undocumented immigrants brought over as children. […]
Walking Dead fans are going crazy at the newly released trailer for Season 6. Those attending the panel at San Diego Comic-Con in Hall H got the first peak at the almost 4 minute video. The series will return Sunday, Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. with a special 90-minute episode. What do you think?
By Kim Rescate and Ana Pines Af3rm held its National Summit and 25th anniversary celebration Oct. 11-12 at the Social Justice High School in Los Angeles. Over 400 women-identified participants attended the two-day summit to examine the issues that impact transnational, im/migrant and women of color and to transform, build and lead the next wave […]
The first national AAPI Digital Leadership weekend will be held on August 8-10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Participants come from San Diego, CA, to Little Ferry, NJ and represent AAPI advocates that are fighting for immigration, health, and education nationwide. Kim Rescate is 1 of the 20 emerging online organizers that were picked from all over the […]
San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone. No more sleeping on the sidewalk to get into Hall H. Comic book Superhero’s will no longer be at your every turn. The long lines and aching feet will be forgotten as we reminisce and look through our photos and begin to anticipate Comic-Con 2015.