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July 2017

Comics from Crisis – Bradford Literature Festival

July 1, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
University of Bradford – Small Hall
£2.40 – £6

There are currently over 65 million forcibly displaced people in the world – the highest levels of displacement since records began. Documenting the experiences of refugees is a vital undertaking and one in which words alone can often fall short. Cartoonist and activist, Kate Evans, drew on her time spent volunteering at the refugee camp in Calais to write Threads, a beautifully illustrated cartoon that reflects her experience and those of migrants in starkly moving scenes. Olivier Kugler was asked…

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September 2017

New York Launch event for Threads From the Refugee Crisis

September 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Verso Loft, Verso loft, 20 Jay Street Suite 1010
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Launch event for Threads and discussion on the Syrian refugee crisis @ Verso loft 20 Jay Street Suite 1010 Brooklyn, New York 11201 Join Verso Books, Muftah, and the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research for the launch of Kate Evans’ new graphic novel, Threads from the Refugee Crisis and a wide-ranging discussion on the refugee crisis in Syria and the Middle East. Kate will be joined by Loubna Mrie, journalist and Syrian rights activist and Maryam Jamshidi, lawyer and founder of Muftah.org…

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Threads Launch in Toronto

September 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
OCADU Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2X8 Canada
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Join us on Wednesday 20th September, at 6pm, to celebrate the launch of Kate Evan's upcoming book, Threads, at the learning Zone, OCADU, 122 Patrick Street (Level 1), also accessible from 113 McCaul Street directly across the main OCADU campus in Toronto. Co-sponsored by Amnesty International – Toronto, Centre for Refugee Studies – York University, Romero House and Faculty of Art, OCADU Kate Evans’ book launch will be followed by a reception, book signing and conversation with Joe Sacco, as…

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Kate Evans – “Threads: From the Refugee Crisis” in Chicago, discussion with Megan Byrd

September 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
57th St Books, 1301 E 57th St. IL 60637 United States + Google Map

Kate Evans discusses Threads: From the Refugee Crisis. She will be joined in conversation by Megan Byrd. At 57th Street Books RSVP HERE (Please note that your RSVP is requested, not required) About the book: In the French port town of Calais, the historic home of the lace industry, a city within a city has arisen. This new town, known as the Jungle, is the home of thousands of refugees, mainly from the Middle East and Africa, all hoping, somehow, to get to the…

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Refugees, Art, and Journalism with Sarah Glidden. Bloomington, Indiana

September 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
G&IS Indiana Uni, Global and International Studies Building, 4-East, 355 N. Jordan Avenue,
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105 United States
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With Cartoonists Kate Evans and Sarah Glidden Monday, September 25, 2017 6:00 pm Global & International Studies Building Auditorium, Room 0001 When we talk about refugees we usually talk about numbers and statistics, rather than faces or stories.  Refugees as a group devoid of rights, home or future remain face- and voiceless. Countless victims, whose bodies are found on the trails through the Sahara or on the Mediterranean shores, have neither names nor histories.  Two new and fresh takes on the subject offer…

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Dialogue and Book-signing with Kate Evans: activist and author of “Threads from the Refugee Crisis” @ The International House, Charlotte, North Carolina

September 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The International House, 1817 Central Ave #215
Charlotte, NC 28205 United States
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The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice and The Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies at UNC Charlotte are delighted to host author and activist Kate Evans to discuss her work of graphic journalism: Threads from the Refugee Crisis. From Verso Publishing:  “In the French port town of Calais, the historic home of the lace industry, a city within a city has arisen. This new town, known as ‘the Jungle,’ is the home of thousands of refugees, mainly from…

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Kate Evans: Threads, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC, Vancouver

September 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Chan Centre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts University of British Columbia 6265 Crescent Road
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1 Canada
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BEYOND WORDS Kate Evans: Threads For British-based cartoonist, artist, activist, and author Kate Evans, the only proper response to the refugee crisis now facing Europe (and the rest of the world) is action. In her latest graphic novel, Threads: From the Refugee Crisis, she faces the situation head on; reporting accounts of those marginalized and unwelcome in today’s EU with heartbreaking clarity. The book’s compassionate and moving dispatches from the camps that Evans visited in Calais, France, combine reportage and art to…

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November 2017

Red Rosa Exeter

November 4, 2017 @ 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Exeter Uni Lib Arts, Room TS1 Alexander Building
Exeter, EX4 4LA United Kingdom
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As part of the 3 day Liberating Arts Festival in Exeter, award-winning cartoonist, author and activist Kate Evans presents the life and work of the indomitable revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg and discusses her relevance for the contemporary labour movement.

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The Savage Ink of Steve Bell

November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields,
Manchester, M3 3ER United Kingdom
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£8 – £10

Watch me talk to Steve Bell! Join us for a very special Radical Late at the People's History Museum, as we welcome cartoonist Steve Bell for a night of caricatures and conversation! Best known for his long running cartoon strip If… in The Guardian newspaper, Steve is an award winning cartoonist and author, whose work features prominently in the museum’s latest exhibition Savage Ink: The Cartoon & The Caricature.  In discussion with the exhibition’s curator, and cartoonist Kate Evans, Steve will talk about his incredible portfolio, life as a…

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January 2018

Revolution Then and Now

January 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brunei gallery SOAS, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh St, Bloomsbury
London, WC1H 0XG United Kingdom
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The revolutionary tradition has a long history, and revolutionaries have inspired subsequent generations in fighting for a world free of exploitation, oppression and class distinctions. This panel discusses historical and contemporary debates between reformists, who have sought to discover a principle of harmony in social relations under capitalism, bypassing the question of revolutionary politics, and revolutionaries, who have argued for working-class hegemony and the struggle for political and economic democracy. It examines the classical bourgeois revolutions, and particularly the English…

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