Can Comics Save Our Democracy?

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event Description: 

Join author Daniel G. Newman and illustrator George O'Connor--in conversation with KWMR Host Chris Desser--as they discuss their new nonfiction graphic novel, "Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy."

Advance registration through Eventbrite required.


Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy is a new, nonfiction graphic novel by Daniel G. Newman with art by George O’Connor, outlining key problems in American democracy, proven solutions, and stories of activists working to effect change.

The book documents the corrosive influence of money in politics, gerrymandering, voter suppression, the failings of the electoral college, flaws in our current voting methods and more — and how to fix them, in a format that makes the content widely accessible.

Chris Desser interviews author Dan Newman and illustrator George O'Connor discussing key themes from the book, the creative process behind visualizing how to fix our democracy, and the reforms we can put in place to create a more responsive, accountable government.

This event is brought to you as a partnership between the Dance Palace, KWMR, and Point Reyes Books.

Registration is free (you must register through Eventbrite), though donations are gratefully accepted and will be shared by the Dance Palace and KWMR.

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You can buy the book from our event partner, Point Reyes Books, by clicking here:

Please note:

-Registration is required and will end 60 minutes before the scheduled start time.
-Online capacity is limited; one registration is sufficient for all those watching on a single device.
-Registered attendees will receive an Eventbrite email with the Zoom link 15-30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

About the Co-sponsors:

THE DANCE PALACE is working with local friends to keep creating community in these unusual times. We thank you for your donations and continued support, and hope you will consider a donation to help us keep bringing you classes, enrichment programs, literary and performing arts presentations. Your donations help unwrite the costs of these programs, which we offer to our community.

KWMR is truly homegrown radio. It is a vital resource for building and sustaining the community, and their constant presence has been critical during these challenging times. This is time for the Fall Pledge Drive--”the big one” for KWMR, when they secure the funding necessary to keep the station running. Pledge drive is the best time to make a donation, and every dollar helps!

POINT REYES BOOKS is a vital part of the West Marin community. Owners Stephen and Molly hold the belief that bookstores provide social and financial benefits to their communities. Purchasing your copy of Unrig from Point Reyes Books is an investment in the community.

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Susan Pierson

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