october, 2022

21oct(oct 21)7:00 pm(oct 21)7:00 pmAn evening with Gabby Rivera (Virtual)Location(s):Virtual Program


Event Details

Celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week and LGBTQIA+ History Month

Registration is required via Friends of the Library Montgomery County (FOLMC) – using this link.

In a world craving diverse representation, “America Chavez” is a sight for sore eyes: she’s Marvel’s first Latin-American LGBTQ character to star in an ongoing series. And writer Gabby Rivera is the real-life superhero behind her.

With America, as well as her celebrated novel Juliet Takes a Breath, Gabby draws inspiration from her own background as a queer Latinx, to bring her vibrant characters to life. Her talks delve into the importance of diversity, and the importance of encouraging young people develop their creativity—never shying away from tackling the tough questions, and always offering thoughtful, progressive solutions. How we can take back power in the media through amplifying diverse voices? And how can we use not only the art of comic books, but other media, to enhance our cultural concept of the “her” to be more inclusive and representative of the population? Speaking to her own inspiring work as well as others’, Gabby explores how art and writing can disrupt the status quo in powerful, beautiful ways.

Registrants will receive a confirmation email and a login link both 24 and 1 hour prior to the event. PLEASE be sure to check spam.

NEW: You will need to be signed into Zoom to attend this program via the web.

To sign in, you must first create a free account: https://zoom.us/signup

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By joining this Virtual MCPL program, you agree to abide by their rules of conduct. Library staff has the authority to remove you from this program if they deem your behavior to be inappropriate, to ensure the safety of staff and customers.

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Accommodation Requests

Please place your request for English-language captioning or sign language interpretation at least five days before the library-sponsored program you plan to attend. Contact the Assistant Facilities and Accessibility Program Manager at 240-777-0002 with all other accommodation requests.


(Friday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



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