Creating Comics to Capture First Gen Student Stories

October 17 from 4:00 P.M. to 5:15 P.M. in AAC 340.


Bold text in bright colors is on a background of primary colors in a style that looks like a comic book. The text reads "Join us in a workshop Creating comics to capture first gen student stories."
This workshop will teach the fundamentals of creating comics or sequential art to first generation college and graduate students at the University of Denver, who will create a three-panel comic that captures an important aspect of their experiences as first-generation students. The aim of this workshop is to leverage the unique qualities of sequential art to facilitate first-generation students in sharing their narratives.
Join us on October 17 from 4:00 P.M. to 5:15 P.M. in AAC 340.

Meet your facilitator!

A woman with east Asian features and dark hair smiles at the camera. She is wearing a white top with roses and blue leaves, with a beige knitted cardigan on top. Behind her, the background is blurry but shows DU campus.

My Ngoc To is an artist and writer whose comics have appeared in the Huffington Post and Resist! Magazine. Her love of comics extends far back into childhood. A first-generation college student herself, My Ngoc co-founded a campus magazine called "The Crunch" which features student voices in one-page comic panels when she was an undergraduate. My Ngoc is also a licensed social worker and current PhD student in social work. Her areas of practice and research center collective healing through contemplative practice among underserved communities. She enjoys uniting her values of service and connection with her passion for art whenever she can.