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The Comics Studies Society
#womenonpanels Fundraising Campaign
On February 24th, 2019, women took advantage of Twitter as an intersectional feminist space and addressed gender inequality in comics studies using #womenonpanels. Women from around the world shared short descriptions of their work and recognized other women who inspired them by tweeting with the hashtag.
The #womenonpanels initiative builds on this social media origin, asking everyone in comics studies, but especially those editing collections or putting together conference panels, to “read, cite, and invite” women and people of marginalized gender identities.
Sales from the #womenonpanels campaign will go towards a travel award for a female-identified or non-binary emerging scholar (graduate student or contingent faculty) to present original research at the Comics Studies Society 2019 Conference, COMICS/POLITICS, at Ryerson University from July 25th -27th.
For more on #womeonpanels read Leah Misemer’s blog post, “Taking Twitter Higher, Further, Faster: Leading the #Womenonpanels Event” at TECHStyle.