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Afrofuturism Virtual Program 2021

Thank you for your interest in Nauticus’ FREE Virtual program:

Afrofuturism; Inspiring Us to Dream Bigger
February 23 | 3:30 PM

Theme: Afrofuturism —the merging of Black history and culture with science fiction, science, technology and art— inspires us to reimagine the past and speculate about the future. This speculation has long had an environmental spin. How has this cultural genre inspired scientists and creatives to dream bigger and imagine themselves limitless? Looking back, we see Afrofuturism powerhouses like Octavia Butler (Parable of a Sower) who wrote about a speculated year 2020 that sounds eerily like our current reality, a world affected by climate change and pollution. Afrofuturism authors can make these startling predictions because they do not guess about the future; they pay attention to the present and try and look beyond.

Panelists: Cheyney McKnight (artist, educator, and founder of Not Your Momma’s History), Kemi Layeni (local artist and founder of Blooming While Black) and Ytasha Womack (author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture).

Please register below to attend this virtual program on Tuesday, February 23th at 3:30pm. Session is 45 min – 60 min with Q&A portion. A zoom link will be provided to your email listed below prior to the event. This program will be streamed to the Nauticus Facebook page.
Questions? please contact Molly Graham, Nauticus Education Specialist.

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