Jesus 2019] Jesus is my Superhero t-shirt
The first images of the new DC Comics teenage superhero inspired by Mighty Girl Cree education activist Shannen Koostachin were unveiled this week. The character named Equinox, a 16-year-old girl from the largely Cree community of Moose Factory, Ontario, will appear in a five-issue story arc in the forthcoming Justice League Canada series later this month.
Jeff Lemire, an illustrator and cartoonist from Toronto, told the CBC that Shannen's courageous spirit and story helped inspire the new character. Shannen was 13 years old in 2008 when an elementary school closure forced students at the Attawapiskat reserve to study in freezing portable classrooms for years. The young activist not only arranged protests and letter-writing campaigns to Canada’s government, but also met with the Indian Affairs Minister, afterwards speaking to a crowd of over 5,000 people on the steps of Parliament Hill in Ottawa.Lemire hopes that the inspiration the character provides will have a lasting influence on First Nations kids and teens: “This is not just a story that will be told in Canada, these comic books go all over, they go all over the world.”
At the candle light vigil last night to remember the victims of Sabah earthquake. Brought my nephew Isaac along so he understands what it means to stand in solidarity with fellow Malaysians. Told him the real story of the superhero mountain guide (not the one he sees from his movies & cartoons).
On another note, I was surprised to see the overwhelming response from the Sabahans in Klang valley in such short notice. The sense of connectedness is heart-warming.
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