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Geek Out! 2021-22 Programs

Nerd culture is mainstream. Comic books, board games, sci-fi, superheroes and video games are all central parts of our current moment in popular culture. Even during times of great division, nerd culture has the power to bring people together. It's also a critical site for thinking about issues of identity and power. The Cassandra Voss Center will be bringing powerful artists, scholars and change-makers for a year-long deep dive into all things nerddom. Come #GeekOut with us! 👾🤓

2021-22 Programs
Date, Time and Location Event

Friday, Sept. 17, 2021

7 p.m.

Walter Theatre

Cassandra Voss Center Celebration Concert 

Each year the Cassandra Voss Center celebrates the birthday of Cassandra Voss. This celebration hopes to honor her spirit and her legacy.

Join us for a performance by the Femmes of Rock, an innovative, all-female, hard-rock quartet!

Tickets available through the SNC Box Office

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Friday, Sept. 17

2:30 p.m. 

Cassandra Voss Center & Virtual

 

Saturday, Sept. 18,

10 a.m.-4 p.m. with talk at 11:30 a.m.

Cassandra Voss Center 

The Cassandra Voss Center is kicking off our theme year with a series of events featuring Dr. Deborah Whaley, artist, writer, poet, and Professor in the Department of English and Program in African American Studies at the University of Iowa. Dr. Whaley is the author of Black Women in Sequence: Re-Inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime, and is a brilliant expert on issues related to race, gender, comics, and superheroes!

Black Women in Sequence: Re-Inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime with Dr. Deborah Whaley

On Friday, Sept. 17, the Cassandra Voss Center will host a comic book workshop with Dr. Whaley for Green Bay Public School middle schoolers. Dr. Whaley will also give a presentation about her book, Black Women in Sequence

Register here to attend the talk!

Comics and Identity: A Creative Comics Workshop for All Ages @SNC Day

As part of SNC Day, Dr. Whaley will be hosting an all ages "drop in" comics workshop and will be presenting her newest scholarship about the DC television universe at 11:30 a.m.
Dr Deborah Whaley's photo is offset with text showing her name and the "Geek Out" logo.

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021

5 p.m.

Cassandra Voss Center

Waqnahwew Strikes Back: Indigeneity & the Future of Board Games

Conquest. Violence. World domination. These are the objectives that permeate many of the board games we know and love. Waqnahwew Grignon, the CVC's “Resident Nerd” for #YearGeekOut, invites us to examine popular board games through a different lens – one that explores identity, representation, inclusion, and Indigeneity. Join us at the CVC for a night of board games, junk food, and a talk with Waqnahwew about re-imagining board games.

Register here to attend the event!

An image of Waqnahwew Grignon is offset with a text box that includes his name and the Geek Out logo.

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

2:30 p.m.

Virtual

Gaming for a Greater World: A Conversation with Anita Sarkeesian

Feminist pop culture critic Anita Sarkeesian takes a look back at the sweeping changes that have happened in the ways we experience and talk about media over the past decade, and how our cultural debates about video games and other media are directly linked to larger struggles over who holds power in our culture.

 

Register here to attend the event!

An image of Anita Sarkeesian is offset against a text box that includes her name and the "Geek Out" logo


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