If Superpowers Could Save My Community

Comic book covers by incarcerated youth
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The African American Center presents, If Superpowers Could Save My Community. Part of the Black Comix Arts Festival, these comic book covers were drawn by incarcerated youth in SF Juvenile Hall.

In 2015, Duane Deterville and Aerosoul Arts founder Refa 1 worked as teaching artists in a San Francisco juvenile corrections facility. One of the projects was a series of comic book covers where incarcerated youth imagined superheroes that looked like them, and were endowed with the abilities to eradicate the social toxins in their respective communities. 

The comic cover titled Ghetto Stories was the only one conceived of with a character that didn’t have super-powers. The idea behind that cover was that its main character is a deep thinker who contemplates the plight of his community.

Aerosoul Arts teaches youth how to envision their environment as a place where they have autonomy to express themselves, and choose their own destinies in culturally safe spaces. 

In each instance the characters reveal not just the fertile imaginations of the youth, but also what their main concerns are for what troubles their communities.

近期課程

Get Started with Photoshop
星期四, 2019年3月28日, 6:00 pm
Main 總圖書館, 電腦培訓中心
Spanish Speakers Club
星期六, 2019年3月30日, 2:00 pm
Mission 分館, Mission 青少年室
張老師中國書法繪畫工作坊
星期二, 2019年4月2日, 6:00 pm
Chinatown 華埠分館, 華埠分館會議室

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無名英雄
至 星期四, 2019年4月11日
Main 總圖書館, 非洲裔展覽中心
幻想與魔幻城市
至 星期四, 2019年3月28日
Main 總圖書館, 圖書館歷史中心
The Port Chicago Story
至 星期日, 2019年7月7日

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