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Paying the Land

July 8, 2020

In Paying the Land, his new book of comics reportage, renowned cartoonist Joe Sacco recounts the stories of the indigenous Dene of north west Canada, revealing their battles over land theft and resource extraction, and the painful fight to hold on to a culture, language, and way of life.

This event is free to attend. IT IS NOW SOLD OUT. The Society will also be streaming the lecture live on our youtube channel.  

Purchase a copy of the book Paying the Land before the lecture! 


About the Panelists:

Joe Sacco is the author of Footnotes in Gaza, for which he received the Ridenhour Book Prize, as well as the acclaimed PalestineJournalismSafe Area Goražde, and many other books. His work has been translated into fourteen languages and his comics reporting has appeared in The New York Times MagazineTime, and Harpers
Art Spiegelman is the creator of the two-volume, Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus: A Survivor’s Tale as well as In the Shadow of No Towers and Meta Maus, among other books. He is also co-founder/editor of Raw, the acclaimed magazine of avant-garde comics and graphics, and a contributing editor and artist to The New Yorker. His drawings and prints have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world. 

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July 8, 2020
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Joe Sacco and Art Spiegelman in conversation on testimony and the power of comics to tell history from the bottom up and reveal some of history's hidden corners
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