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Long before they appeared on the big screen, superheroes have been at the forefront of pop culture. Their intrinsic association to human aspiration, ingenuity, and strength has inspired us to connect with the hero within ourselves. Through colorfully splashed comic panels, they’ve shown us that although not every battle ends in victory, a hero’s tenacity ensures an eventual win. However, not unlike much of American history, superheroes have fallen victim to the perpetual erasure of multiculturalism, people of color, the LBGTQ community, women, people with disabilities and other marginalized groups. But the lack of intersectionality throughout the history of the genre has inspired numerous progressive movements among fans, where the primary goal is to redefine the genre in a way that’s universally inclusive. Hero Nation seeks to contribute to this cause on a broader scale. It also focuses on the individual experience, ensuring that everyone feels empowered by celebrating the hero within themselves. Not only will Hero Nation provide a platform for diverse artist, writers and creators, while offering a safe space for thought-provoking panel discussions about superheroes inside Ypsilanti’s Parkridge Community Center, it will also have outside festivities; all in celebration of superheroes and diversity. So grab your capes, leather suits, lassos of truth, tights, armor, swords and shields, and join the Hero Nation on September 9th. It’s time to save the world!

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Events for the Week Sept 4th-10th

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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Mid Winter Pleasure Faire 2017

The Mid Winter Pleasure Faire was a first year indoor Ren Faire held in Mt. Clemens. I didn’t know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. Check out these photos from this fun event.

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Ring of Steel Action Theatre Open House

Sword fights, lightsabers, fire performances, and stunts!

The Ring of Steel Action Theatre is opening a practice to the public at large! Come join our members as they present a fun morning of entertainment including:

– Free intro lessons in stage swordplay!
– Demonstrations and performances throughout the openhouse in swordplay and stunt work!
– A hands-on display of armor and weapons used in theatrical combat!
– A live fire performance display! (weather dependent)
– Cosplay Contest Raffle! Wear a cosplay/costume of your choice, get your picture taken, and get entered into our prize drawing!

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