Award-winning graphic novelist, cartoonist, and educator Gene Luen Yang will visit the campus on Wednesday, Nov. 7 under the auspices of the Chubb Fellowship at Timothy Dwight College.
Yang will deliver the Chubb Fellowship Lecture titled “Power of Comics for Inclusivity and Equality” at 4:30 p.m. in the Robert L. McNeil Jr. Lecture Hall in the Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. The talk is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. The talk will also be livestreamed on Yale’s YouTube channel.
The Chubb Fellowship was founded with a gift from Yale alumnus Hendon Chubb, and since 1949 has been one of Yale’s most prestigious honors conferred on visiting speakers. The Timothy Dwight College Head of College, currently Mary Lui, administers the fellowship, which is devoted to encouraging interest in public service. Chubb Fellows spend their time at Yale in close, informal contact with students and make an appearance open to the public. Former Chubb Fellows include Presidents George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and Harry Truman; authors Wendell Berry and Toni Morrison; actor Shah Rukh Khan; world leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; journalist Nicholas Kristoff; and many other nationally and internationally prominent citizens and leaders.
— from Celebrated graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang is next Chubb Fellow by Bess Connolly Martell