Portland comics artist Terry Blas publishes a mini-comic called "You Say Latino," that takes on racial, national and linguistic identity with an artistic flare. 

Portland comics artist Terry Blas publishes a mini-comic called “You Say Latino,” that takes on racial, national and linguistic identity with an artistic flare. 

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  • Oregon illustrator and comic book writer Terry Blas draws on his biracial and cultural background, growing up and discovering he was gay in a Mormon family in Idaho. He’s created “Ghetto Swirl,” “You Call It Latino,” “Hotel Dare” and more. His new graphic novel is “Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom.”
  • University of Portland sociology professor Martin Monto is skeptical about the idea that today’s college and high school students are more fragile than previous generations. His work has scrutinized available data to debunk popular ideas about hookup culture and mental health problems. We’ll also talk about his most recent work, which found that one in four adolescent girls deliberately harmed herself in the past year.

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