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It’s Time for a Hero: Exploring Scars in Pop Culture

When it comes to burn survivors on film, we see the same story again and again. Characters with scars are comic book villains and horror movie nightmares. They are corrupted by their injuries, ashamed of their appearance, and out for revenge. During Burn Awareness Week, join a panel of burn survivors and experts to talk about media representation of people with scars. Why do we keep telling the same story? How does this affect real people with scars? And, isn’t it time for a hero?

It’s Time for a Hero: Exploring Scars in Pop Culture
  • Times:  7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • February 7, 2018 to February 7, 2018
  • Grand Rapids Public Library- Main Branch
  • Free