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A Presentation by the Creator of La Borinqueña Graphic Novel Series
Edgardo Miranda-Rodríquez will talk about his creation of this character as a champion of social justice, why representation matters, and how young people can advocate for a more equitable future. The talk is an opportunity to think about ways to promote well-being and academic success that is inclusive for all young people.

Presented by the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (DPBS)
Zuckerberg San Francisco General DPBS Latinx Task Force
DPBS Diversity Committee
UCSF/UC Berkeley Schwab Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity Center
Support provided by the San Francisco Hospital Foundation

Oct 26, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Edgardo Miranda-Rodríquez
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is a graphic novelist most notably recognized as the writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and bestselling superhero series La Borinqueña. In addition, he is the recipient of the San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic efforts via the benefit anthology Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico featuring La Borinqueña teaming up with Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman and other DC Comics heroes. He self-published this anthology under his own studio Somos Arte and to date Edgardo has raised close to a quarter of a million dollars for grassroots organizations in Puerto Rico via the La Borinqueña Grants Program. As the Creative Director and owner of Somos Arte, a Brooklyn-based creative services studio he has worked with such notable clients as Atlantic Records, Columbia University, Sony Pictures and Marvel.