Immunity is Community Health Fair (2023)
The 2023 "Immunity is Community" Health Fair was a free and public event offering holistic wellness resources and information to help Crawford County residents feel rooted in their community again, and supported in their post-pandemic healing.
This initiative was a collaboration with my Allegheny College colleague Dr. Becky Dawson (Global Health | Biology), and various community partners and sponsors. We also received grant funding from the Allegheny College Network for Community Engaged Learning and the Crawford Heritage Foundation.
The comic book on health [sample page on the right] was supervised by Dr. Dawson, and myself, with publishing layouts and expertise provided by Prof. Doug Luman (Computer Science). Allegheny College students played a major role in writing and illustrating the comic book. Studio Art and Biology major Allison Crouch ('23) did the illustrations. And our football team's offensive lineman + Global Health major Carson Messemer ('24), scripted the panels. The comic book will be handed out for free to the "Immunity is Community" health fair attendees.
Above: Carson Messemer and Allison Crouch holding the comic book, outside the "Immunity is Community" fair.