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Afro Futurism Workshops

Afro Futurism Trading Card Workshop

What is your vision of the future? And how will your unique powers and ancestors come together to shape the transformation of the planet in 100 years from now?

Join Ruby in a full day workshop exploring the world of Afro-Futurism, and design your own Afro-Futurism trading card to be shared and featured among other Black and mixed race youth across the country.

Youth will examine the work of Octavia Butler, Nalo Hopkinson, and other artists to inform their understanding of Afro-Futurism as liberation, and will have the opportunity to design a costume piece and participate in a photo shoot to design their own unique trading card. 

The Afro Futurism Trading Card Workshop is intended for Black youth, and youth of African descent between the ages 13-24

Afro Futurism Trading Card (Workshop Illustration)
Afro-Futurism: A Vision by Us, For Us (Workshop Illustration)

Afro-Futurism: A Vision by Us, For Us

What is Afro-Futurism? And how has it inspired generations of Black artists and activists to create works that challenge the oppressive paradigms of the present? In this three hour workshop, learn about the roots of Afro-Futurism, the works of prominent Afro Futurism artists and cultural workers, and why Afro-Futurism is so important for reclaiming power and self-determination for Black communities today.

This workshop is intended for adults over the age of 18.