Jun 18, 2021
Anime and Manga in the Classroom with Tony Weaver, Jr. - PopStream Learning Lounge
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Award-winning writer and educator Tony Weaver, Jr. and the PopStream Learning Lounge Cast offer practical ways to use anime and manga for education.

Tony Weaver, Jr. works to create diverse stories that make young people feel seen and valued.

After seeing the impact that media stereotypes had on students in his community, Tony embarked on a journey to create new media narratives that would challenge the status quo. He is the CEO of Weird Enough Productions, where he developed The UnCommons, an award winning webcomic with over 800,000 readers.

In 2018, Tony made history as the first comic writer to ever be selected for the Forbes “30 Under 30.” He was named a History Shaker by Coca Cola, a Global Barrier Breaker by Marriott International, and a Champion for Change by CNN.

Discussion Points:

  • Use of Manga/Anime as a teaching tool (social emotional growth, academic learning, etc)
  • Ways to build more inclusive, equitable, and culturally responsive classroom communities through manga/anime and other pop culture media
  • Resources for educators looking to bring manga/anime into their classrooms or other spaces
  • Perspectives on the future of anime/manga, particularly in educational settings
  • And much more!

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