Deirdre Hollman is the founder of The Black Comics Collective, a live cultural, educational, and digital forum for connecting comic creators of color with the communities that crave them. She co-founded the Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg Center in 2012 in Harlem which has drawn over fifty-thousand fans to Harlem over the past nine years, and she recently launch #BlackComicsWeek as a citywide celebration in January 2020. The Black Comics Collective curated and co-presented the Black Comix Expo at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2018 and 2019, as well as Kwanzaa Con at the American Museum of Natural History in 2019. Deirdre is an afrofuturist educator with over twenty years of experience engaging teachers and teens in the study of black history, art, and culture. She served as Director of Education and Exhibitions at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for fifteen years and is now a doctoral student at Teachers College, Columbia University.
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