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Race and Sexuality in the Potter Universe with Lorrie Kim

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1 in Tens of Thousands? Race and Sexuality in the Potter Universe Lecture/discussion with Potter expert Lorrie Kim, author of Snape: A Definitive Reading

With exactly one character out of hundreds who is identified as gay, J.K. Rowling’s world is way more heteronormative than the Muggle world. And issues of race and racism in the Wizarding World have grown even more troubled as Rowling writes wizard history onto Native American and African cultures. We love Potter, and we want our whole selves represented in the world of wizards. Join us for a heated discussion and debate! Bagels, tea, and juice will be provided.

Geared for older teens and adults