SGA approved a proposal to have Elmhurst Superhero Social Club (ESSC) at Elmhurst University during the SGA meeting on Thursday, Dec. 2.
ESSC is held by Raven Rhone and her group of friends to create a community for students who are interested in superhero characters. Through sharing the same interest, ESSC will be a bridge between sharing hobbies and openly discussing real-world topics and issues.
“[The club is] trying to strengthen interpersonal skills with the diversity of people,” said Rhone at the meeting. “[This] goes for fans, and non-fans to just come and talk about things like that, [superhero topics] especially people who [are] into this kind of stuff don’t talk a lot.”
“The other thing is to engage in public service programs … and provide dialogue about real-world topics and issues using texts, characters, and stories that are internationally known.”
“This is something that me and my group of friends have in common. We started it during EC connection … We were just like ‘this is something we all like talking about, and I know other people like to do stuff like this. So, this a way to get people out of their comfort zone. ’This is a way to talk about real-world issues and makes it easier to talk about them through characters.”
ESSC is planning to invite special guests to talk about these issues through comics and movies. They will also plan to have events where club members can go to movie premieres.