Afrofuturism w/ Q&A | WKAR
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Join the conversation around the film Afrofuturism, from the PBS series Artbound. A new framework for Black diasporic art production is taking shape in contemporary Los Angeles. This documentary profiles 5 emerging artists whose work explores the intersection of race, class, identity, and aesthetics.
This film is being screened as part of the 2022 MSU Juneteenth Celebration.
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A new framework for black diasporic art production is taking shape in contemporary Los Angeles. This documentary profiles 5 emerging artists whose work explores the intersection of race, class, identity, and aesthetics.
Thanks for Joining Us
Julie Sochay thanks the film screen audience for joining the event.
- Jen Preslar
WKAR Event Coordinator
- Erik Ponder
Erik Ponder is the African Studies Librarian at MSU Libraries. Mr. Ponder has curated and contributed to several library exhibits on Africa and has worked on several digital humanities projects, with the most recent project an interactive educational initiative conducted in South Africa.
- Julian Chambliss Ph.D
Julian Chambliss Ph.D, is a professor of English with an appointment in History and the Val Berryman Curator of History at the MSU Museum at Michigan State University. In addition, he is a core participant in the MSU College of Arts & Letters’ Consortium for Critical Diversity in a Digital Age Research
- Theodore Ransaw Ph.D
Theodore Ransaw Ph.D. is an Outreach Specialist, K-12 Outreach, for the Michigan State University College of Education and Affiliate Faculty, African American and African Studies
- Elka Stevens Ph.D
Elka Stevens Ph.D is an MSU visiting professor and textile and mixed media artist whose scholarly interests lie at the intersections of visual and material culture, international trade, gender, and identity
- Crystal Bernard
Crystal Bernard is a recent graduate of James Madison College at MSU.
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