Schools' Program

What Makes a Hero?

Thu 5 Sep, 1pm
Treasury Theatre

Eve L Ewing is an academic by day, superhero by night. Not really, but she does write superhero comics. Her works include Ironheart and Marvel Team-Up, and she’ll be flying (by plane, not superpower) from the US to answer: what makes a hero? With Rae Johnston.


45 minutes

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Session Artists

Eve L. Ewing is a writer and sociologist from Chicago. She is the author of three books: 1919, Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side, and Electric Arches, as well as the Ironheart series for Marvel Comics. Dr Ewing is a professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

Rae Johnston is a proud Wiradjuri woman, the editor of Junkee, host of That Startup Show and Indigenous science children's program, Rewired.. A multiple-award winning games journalist, a Leonardo for The Science Gallery, and a lifelong geek, Rae is a leading commentator on all things science, technology and pop culture.

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