Border walls. Comic Books. Raeganomics. Pop Music. The Alt Right. POC. Trump. What do they all have in common?
Join us as we take a trip back to the 80s and Ronald Reagan’s presidency to reveal how that pivotal White House win birthed a whole new generation of artists & pop culture - and arguably helped produced today’s far-right republicans and the inevitable Trump Administration. Our keynote speaker for the evening will be Prof. Jonathan Gray, joined by our TA - illustrator and filmmaker, Jason Scott Jones.
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm
Tickets: $15 adv / $20 door
Flying University is a crash course in hidden histories - shining a light on ideas, people, science, and moments in history from a new perspective. It’s an interactive presentation series featuring storytellers, experts, professors, comedians, (and of course, drinking). Our speakeasy-style lectures were conceived in the spirit of the underground university in Russian-occupied Poland by the same namesake, which taught subjects and students banned by the state-run schools. This historical rebel organization educated women and other marginalized groups who were barred from attending the official Polish universities. Caveat's Flying University carries on the mantle, sharing stories by and about communities whose stories are often untold. (Hosted & produced by Chinisha S.)
Jason Scott Jones is an illustrator, motion graphics designer, and filmmaker who has worked with some of the top media companies in the industry, including DC Comics, NBC, CBS, Time, Inc. and many more.
Jonathan W. Gray in an Associate Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center and John Jay College, whose works focus on post-WWII American culture, African American literary production, popular culture, comic books, graphic novels, and others narratives of visual culture. His first book, Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination (Mississippi) traces the white literary responses to the period between the Brown case and the death of Martin Luther King. His forthcoming project, Illustrating the Race (Columbia), investigates how the twin understandings of illustration—the creative act of depiction and the political act of bringing forth for public consideration—function in the representation of African Americans in comics and graphic narratives published since 1966.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets maybe be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.