The March 10 and March 16 Community Cinema presentations of WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines will each have a different theme for the Q&A: The March 10th screening at the Washington DCJCC will focus on comics; the March 16th screening at Busboys and Poets will celebrate Wonder Latinas and include remarks by a representative from Eileen Fisher Inc., national community partner for the ITVS previews of “Wonder Women!”
Of course, a program like this will have plenty fans especially Wonder Woman fans. The March 10th screening is already FULL according to our Eventbrite page, but we’ll have a wait list at the door. The March 16th screening is almost full.
Here are our guest speakers for the events.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10 at 3 PM
WASHINGTON DC JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER (1529 16th Street, NW)
MONICA GALLAGHER, professional graphic artist, comicker.
Read more about Monica and Bonnie N. Collide (above) at eatyourlipstick.com. Monica is based in Baltimore, MD.
MARK PAYNE, Wonder Woman fan. This was Mark Payne’s introduction, courtesy of Big Planet Comics in Washington, DC. My hunch is Mark has a background in graphic design. There’s always mystery in comics.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16 at 5 PM
BUSBOYS AND POETS (2021 14th Street, NW)
GRACE FLORES-HUGHES was born in Taft, Texas on June 11, 1946. She began her federal career as a GS-2 at Kelly AFB in 1966 and subsequently transferred to the Department of the Air Force and later to the Department of Health, Education & Welfare where she assumed higher levels of management responsibility. She worked in the Department of Health & Human Services as Acting Director of the Office of Hispanic Americans where she was responsible for the development and implementation of social policy and programs regarding Hispanic Americans and where she helped coin the term “Hispanic” for the federal government. Grace was the first woman to serve as the Director/Assistant Attorney General level of the Community Relations Service (CRS) for the Department of Justice from 1988-92. Appointed by President Reagan and later kept on by President H.W. Bush, Flores-Hughes was responsible for developing policies and establishing priorities with respect to the resolution of racial and ethnic conflict in communities throughout the country, and the resettlement of Cuban/Hispanic refugees in the United States.
ELIZABETH ANDRADE is Vice President and Director of Production at Pixeldust Studios in Bethesda, MD, which specializes in Animation & VFX. Elizabeth and her husband, former National Geographic art and animnation director Ricardo Andrade (presdient) started Pixeldust Studios in 2006. The studio has received 15 Emmy awards for their work. Pixeldust has created work for National Geogrpahic, A&E Television Networks, NBC, Spike TV, Travel Channel, TLC, Discovery, Channel, The British Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian, and others.