Wednesday, February 26, 2014

AFROFUTURIST events in Seattle this week!

PechaKucha Feb 27 @ 6:30-9p featuring Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Charles Mudede, other local greats, and yours truly:
Facebook Event Page.

Where is the future and what does it look like? Afrofuturism is many things including an exploration of the possibilities that extend beyond the here and now. Afrofuturists have helped to re-framed the dialogue about racial equality by presenting complex narratives that among other things examine worlds ravaged by oppression to promised lands beyond race and time. Luminaries like Nick Cave, Octavia Butler Janelle Moneae, Sun Ra and Wangechi Mutu and many more have contributed mind blowing ideas by re-imagining future worlds and communities through sound, literature and visual art. We invite you take a trip back to the future with local thought leaders and visionaries to a place beyond race and time.
The event is FREE, but space is limited and we expect a full house. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Feb 28 @6-10p EMP site to buy tixx.
Facebook Event Page.
Attend a tribute to Octavia Butler, member of EMP's Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.
Octavia's Brood
Enjoy film footage of prolific science fiction writer Octavia Butler, and an interactive reading presented by Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown, co-editors of Octavia’s Brood—an anthology of science fiction inspired by social justice movements. Also, readings from David Walker and Gabriel Teodros.
Music provided by DJ Sassy Black (aka Cat of THEESatisfaction)
Special Tribute Performances by Gabriel Teodros and Felicia Loud
More information about Octavia's Brood: SciFi from Social Movements:

March 1 @ 3-5p Octavia Butler Emergent Strategy Session – Seattle
Adrienne will lead an interactive strategy session based on the work of Octavia Butler
Seattle University, Admissions and Alumni Building
3- 5 pm
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AFROPUNK Presents: "What is Black Music?"

Subscribe to reserve your virtual seat. Watch on Youtube.