Black Futures: A Series of Programs Using the Lens of Afrofuturism to Explore and Present Arts, Dialogue and Well-Being

Feb 1 – 28, 2019

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7:00am–9:00pm
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”Without an image of tomorrow, one is trapped by blind history, economics, and politics beyond our control. One is tied up in a web, in a net, with no way to struggle free. Only by having clear and vital images of the many alternatives, good and bad, of where one can go, will we have any control over the way we may actually get there in a reality tomorrow will bring all too quickly.”—Samuel R. Delany

What will the future bring for Black women, men and children? Who is responsible for Black Futures, shifting narratives, flipping experiences and crafting new realities? Hart House explores the idea of Afrofuturism as a way to blend the knowledge of the past with a re-imagining of the future. A showcase of intersectional arts and dialogue, this series aims to reflect the experiences of today’s Black leaders and artists while providing a platform for real-world knowledge to help students be future ready, self-aware and empowered citizens as they move into their imagined realities.

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Hart House
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
2019-02-01 12:00:00 2019-03-01 02:00:00 UTC Black Futures: A Series of Programs Using the Lens of Afrofuturism to Explore and Present Arts, Dialogue and Well-Being ”Without an image of tomorrow, one is trapped by blind history, economics, and politics beyond our control. One is tied up in a web, in a net, with no way to struggle free. Only by having clear and vital images of the many alternatives, good and bad, of where one can go, will we have any control over the way we may actually get there in a reality tomorrow will bring all too quickly.”—Samuel R. DelanyWhat will the future bring for Black women, men and children? Who is responsible for Black Futures, shifting narratives, flipping experiences and crafting new realities? Hart House explores the idea of Afrofuturism as a way to blend the knowledge of the past with a re-imagining of the future. A showcase of intersectional arts and dialogue, this series aims to reflect the experiences of today’s Black leaders and artists while providing a platform for real-world knowledge to help students be future ready, self-aware and empowered citizens as they move into their imagined realities. University of Toronto - Hart House discovery.commons@utoronto.ca
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