Youth Community Day
This event is FREE and open to youth and families. It will be held in Oakland, CA – “BLAM!” stands for (Black, Latino, Asian, Manifested) presents the second annual AfroComicCon, (Free Youth Community Day) which is an educational free comic con event for youth and families. The event targets youngsters of color who are interested in comics in the bay area. This event is a comic book, arts, and writing convention, which is the third day of a three-day event.
Our mission-vision is to open doors for youth and particularly people of color. We hope that event will inspire youth to produce images and begin sharing their own stories. Learn the basics of storytelling with a range of diverse fictional heroes and sheroes icons that will create empowerment for young people of color.
On this day we will feature a host of engaging workshops and panel discussions focused on literacy, comic art, graphic novel, fine art creation, live art, and printing displays. The day is available to youth who will connect and learn from pros in the artistic industries while enjoying art and expression.
There will be delicious free food for the kids and co-founder Hally Bellah-Guther is rolling out a new program called FLASH, Fit Like a Super Hero! There will be workshops and performances of African Diaspora Dance forms, martial arts, and fitness with a superhero theme.
AfroComicCon is inviting individuals who believe that this is the time to change the status quo, promote diversity, and inclusion to bring our community together. “We have plans to continue this work and keep expanding to further equity in the conference,” shares co-founder Micheal James, founder of the non-profit Oakland Technology and Education Center AKA: D.U.S.T.Y., that produces AfroComicCon and all of its programs.