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R. ALAN'S

PRESS/CV

MEDIA INTERVIEWS/APPEARANCES:

ADD'L PRESS/ HOSTING/ SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • Featured artist: for Denver Art Museum's "Untitled" event 7/30/21

  • Keynote Speaker: University of Colorado (Denver) - Black History Month event 2/23/21

  • TEDTalk speaker: for TEDxMileHigh: Rise 8/29/20

  • Keynote Speaker: RedLine Denver Art Gallery's 48 Hours Event 8/8/20

  • Moderator: EMBRACE — feat. Representative Leslie Herod, Denver Film's James Mejia and Colorado businesswoman Annie Kao — A conversation on race and bias in Colorado  8/6/2020

  • Keynote Speaker: Regis University'Summer Residency 7/24/20

  • Featured speaker: University of California, Riverside’s Speculative Futures Conference 12/4/19.

  • Taught seminar for TEDxMileHigh 11/14/19 event, “Imagination: How To Grow Your Creative Superpower”, hosted by Redline Gallery.

  • Interviewed by 5280 Magazine about Afrofuturism.

  • Wrote one of 3 horror stories featured in Zenescope’s Grimm Tales of Terror 2019 Halloween Special.

  • Podcast named as one of “Ten Best Nerdtastic Denver Podcasts”

  • Speaker for CU Boulder’s Anthropology Department, 10/22/19.

  • Featured speaker at Colorado School of Mines, “Constructing A Graphic Narrative”.

  • Interviewed by Westword about my podcast, and my series on sexual harassment.

  • Featured guest at Indigenous Pop X, the Native American comic con.

  • Featured author/panel moderator at Tattered Cover’s Teen Book Con 2018.

  • Performed at Denver Art Museum’s “Untitled” event, with artist Thomas “Detour” Evans.

  • Spoke to students at Legend High School about creating their own graphic novels.

  • Main stage emcee and workshop instructor for Arise Music Festival 2018.

  • In a collaboration with Nerd Team 30, interviewed Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Charisma Carpenter (Buffy), and Lisa Berry (Supernatural)

  • Spoke to high school students about making a living through a career in the arts at Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, Overland High School, Strive Prep- Rise, & Cherry Creek High School.

  • Interviewed in Rooster Magazine about surviving a college school shooting.

  • Interviewed about the cultural significance of the Black Panther film by Denver Post and Westword.

  • Featured performer at Untitled: Final Fridays for The Denver Art Museum.

  • Taught Graphic Novel Writing Workshop at the Writer’s Retreat for the Englewood Public Library.

  • Main stage host/workshop leader at 2017 Arise Music Festival.

  • Featured speaker at New York Comic Con’s panel: Books As Flint: Using Graphic Novels to Spark Political Activism.

  • Keynote speaker for Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Philosophy Department event: Art and Advocacy.

  • Spoke to Arvada High School students about careers in creative fields.

  • Yearly host of the awards show for the Denver Independent Comic and Art Expo (DINK).

  • Official Judge for the 2016 Miss Black Colorado Scholarship Pageant.

  • Featured panelist at Denver Comic Con 2016 & 2017.

  • Featured speaker on multiple writers’ panels at AnomalyCon 2016 & 2017.

  • Organized and hosted We Don’t Wear Capes, an event featuring readings by various comic book creators at the Blair Caldwell African-American Research Library. Interviewed by Westword for this event. 

  • Featured author at Tinto Press’ Author Event with other comics creators. 

 

HONORS:

PREVIOUS YEARS:

  • Writer/Editor for The Black Church and Domestic Violence Project’s national newsletter.

  • Taught songwriting workshops for children at Youth on Record, a non-profit dedicated to helping for under-served youth.

  • Gave a keynote speech for the back-to-school program at Save Our Youth.

  • Performed poetry for teens at Art From Ashes.

  • Taught children about a career in music at Whittier Elementary School.

  • Frequent host of creative/musical events at Denver venues like Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, Dazzle, Herb’s and El Chapultepec

  • For 5 years, at The Walnut Room, host of a monthly open mic event, rapping with a jazz band, and accompanying any musician who got on stage.

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