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Female Superheroes: What Are Their Real Powers?

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Female Superheroes

When Superman first flew onto comic book pages, the Kryptonian set the bar for the future of the medium. Female superheroes also filled those pages from the start, but their portrayal has been a subject of controversy. This presentation examines how women are perceived in popular culture through the lens of comic books and asks what are their real powers?

Magdalena Lamarre was a Full Professor of History and Sociology at Miami-Dade College. Since her retirement in 2016, she conducts lectures on Florida’s history, culture, diversity, and social justice. Lamarre earned a BA in History and Secondary Education from Hunter College, a MA in History Education from Stony Brook University, and completed post-graduate work in Sociology and Education at Florida International University.

This program will be held in the Lake Wales Public Library’s Schoenoff Meeting Room. This room is downstairs in the rear of the library. Parking is available in the library’s south parking lot and across the street from the library’s Children entrance. This program is part of the library’s Women’s History Month celebration.

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the (organization). Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

March 18 @ 6:00 pm -
March 18 @ 7:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Magdalena Lamarre, Educator and Scholar
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Event Contact:

Tina Peak
(863) 241-7574

Event Venue:

Lake Wales Public Library
290 Cypress Garden Ln.
Lake Wales, FL 33853
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Venue Phone:
(863) 241-7574

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