Graphic Medicine Virtual Book Club: Emergency Preparedness and Recovery
Class Experience Level

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After acquiring and reading Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown from your local library or book seller, please join us for a book discussion covering topics such as community and individual preparedness, equity issues in preparedness, uses of graphic non-fiction for preparedness outreach, and more.

From the Publisher: "On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana…The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage—and also of incompetence, racism, and criminality. Don Brown’s kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history."

Upon completion of the class, participants will be able to claim 1 MLA CE Credit.

This webinar will not be recorded.

This webinar will use breakout rooms for some portions of discussion. 

Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Graphic Medicine Discussion Guide (link downloads PDF)




By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how community and individual preparedness failures lead to equity issues and what that could mean for our communities.
  • Identify lessons learned and failed opportunities to better understand preparedness in our lives and communities.
  • Recognize uses for graphic medicine, especially works of graphic non-fiction, in health outreach and information including preparedness education.

Class Details

Date(s): September 27, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.00
Class Experience Level: Beginner
This is a National NNLM class.
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Class Contacts

Technical Assistance: Molly Knapp