PubliCalendar: The Hand Comic Release Party

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh June 12, 2015

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For Today

The Hand Comic Release Party

Get your hands on the first comics zine anthology released by the Hand, a comics collective that's individually distinct: "We are POC, white, mixed, gay, disabled, jewish, genderqueer—we are dreamers, screamers, Pisces, teachers, thinkers, social butterflies, lone wolves." 

"We formed the collective because we wanted to get together and draw with others who did not feel represented well in the comics community," founding member and artist Andy Panda says. "We started by just having drawing nights together, but then we realized that we wanted to support each other in the promotion of our art. That included hosting events and putting out this first comic anthology."

Featuring efforts by social-justice-minded artists like Panda, ET RussianSarah Rosenblatt, and Robyn J, you won't want to miss this radical installment in small press publishing. 

"All of the comics in [the Hand] employ nonfiction, fiction, or personal stories to talk about social justice issues," says Panda. 

The Hand Comic Release Party, Thu, June 11, 6:30pm, The New Tomorrow, 10th Ave between Pike and Union Sts, Free 

For Friday

Meaningful Movies Presents: Finding Hillywood

Approximately 20 years after the Rwandan genocide, a blossoming film community is utilizing the arts as a catalyst for healing. Finding Hillywood is an uplifting documentary that delves into the cultural discussions in Rwanda through cinema. 

The screening is free and open to the public, and you can watch the trailer online on Meaningful Movies's new and improved website. 

Meaningful Movies Presents: Finding Hillywood, Fri, June 12, 7pm, Meaningful Movies Wallingford, 5019 Keystone Pl N, Free 

Advance Notice for June 17

Saving Farms and Cities with Pollinator Conservation

Anyone who remembers the hype around Sarah Bergmann's Pollinator Pathway knows that these critters play an important role in our ecosystem. Wednesday evening, Eric Lee-Mäder will explain how bees, butterflies, and other pollinators are important to both rural and local environments in honor of Pollinator Week

Come and learn about positive benefits of restoring pollinator habitats for the overall health of our ecosystem.

Saving Farms and Cities with Pollinator Conservation, Wed, June 17, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5


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