“THERE ARE BLACK PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE.” -Alisha B. Wormsley
The Black Student Network (BSN) at Teachers College, Columbia University with the support of the Vice Presidents Office for Diversity and Community Affairs is excited to announce our 10th Annual Diversity in Research and Practice Conference. We look forward to having you join us and our distinguished scholars while we explore this year’s theme — “Afrofuturism: Redefining and Reimagining Futures“.
The Black Student Network recognizes that the struggles of today are historically familiar, as the empowering voices of marginalized people continue to be under and misrepresented. Being able to reclaim lost perspectives, reintroduce indigenous methodologies, define ourselves, and imagine a future that does not yet exist is perhaps our strongest weapon against erasure and towards liberation. Therefore, it is vital that we disrupt the status quo and transcend boundaries to create a future for us and by us.
This year, our sessions consist of paper presentations, multimodal presentations, poster sessions and engaging workshops. The sessions will cover topics such as Critical Afrofuturist designs, the intersection between Race, Power and Comics, the Black Speculative Arts Movement, and many more.
Our keynote speaker will be Reynaldo Anderson, afrofuturist scholar and author of Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness.
Please join us in reimagining our futures on Saturday April 27th,2019 at Teacher’s College, Columbia University 525 West, 120th street (Entrance through Zankel Hall).
Conference registration is required but the event is FREE and open to all. REGISTER NOW!!
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Black Student Network at Teachers College, Columbia University
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