June 13, 2021
BLACKLANDIA The Future is Black: Poetry, Afrofuturism, and Experimentation + Open Mic
Sunday, June 13, 2021 (2:00-3:30 PM)
Inlandia Institute’s Blacklandia Presents:
The Future is Black: Poetry, Afrofuturism, and Experimentation
A Conversation with Nikia Chaney, Lisa Henry, and Cassidy Parong + Open Mic
Free and open to the public but registration is required.
On Zoom, to RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/TheFutureIsBlack
When we join African American culture with technology and the future we get Afrofuturism, a genre shaped by an ideology of "blackness" as it can be far, far in the future. In this discussion Nikia Chaney, Lisa Henry, and Cassidy Parong will explore ideas of Afrofuturism as it relates to literature, poetry, and visual style. The event will include special announcements about the return of shufpoetry.
Bring your afrocentric/futuristic/psychedelic/science fiction/outerspace/funk poems for the open mic starting at 3:00 PM!