The Distinguished Lecture Series present An Evening with
Aaron McGruder, Creator of The Boondocks
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
7pm | Union Wisconsin Room
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. (2nd level)
Advance Tickets at UWM Bookstore
Door Tickets (evening of event)
|$5 – UWM students||$8 – all students with ID|
|$8 – non-UWM students||$12 – UWM staff, faculty and alumni|
|$10 – UWM faculty, staff and alumni||$14 – general public|
|$12 – general public|
Tickets may be purchased at the UWM Bookstore or by calling 414.229.4201 or 1.800.662.5668
A sign language interpreter will be provided. A reception with the artist will follow the lecture.
The comic strip that was often too much for newspapers has become the show that's too much for cable television. Aaron McGruder discusses the tumultuous history of the Boondock's past and present. From his 9/11 strips banned in New York to the BET episodes banned from air, McGruder discusses the politics, themes and characters that have so often landed him in hot water for a decade. Fans of the show will have a rare opportunity to dialogue with Aaron about the creative process and the worldview that informs it, as well as get a sneak peek at McGruder's upcoming projects.
For more information, call 414-229-3111. Sponsored by UWM Union Programming and UWM Union Sociocultural Programming, with other partners.
UWM Union Programming's Distinguished Lecture Series began in 1990. The series originated from the campus community's expressed interest in national topics and current events. The first guest of the series was Dr. Charles Willie, a professor from Harvard University who formulated the Willie Desegregation Plan for Milwaukee and came to UWM to speak on the topic, Racism in the 21st Century. Other guests from the past include Henry Cisneros, Gloria Steinem, Nikki Giovanni, Harry Wu, Alice Walker, Sherman Alexie, and several others. Speakers in 2010-2011 included Juan Williams, Michael Pollan, Terry McMillan and Morgan Spurlock.