Oyster Social: When is Wakanda? Live Q&A with Lonny J Avi Brooks
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About the Event
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Join us at 5PM (PT) Wednesday, July 22nd while we watch Lonny's brilliant and exciting talk he recently did with The Long Now Foundation. We'll begin the talk around 5:15, and will have a short break afterwards before Lonny joins us at 6PM for a live Q&A hosted by Topanga & Jessica.
"As a forecaster and Afrofuturist who imagines alternative futures from a Black Diaspora perspective, I think about long-term signals that will shape the next 10 to 100 years." ---Dr. Lonny J Avi Brooks
Dr. Brooks develops and promotes a wider Afrocentric perspective that champions Black storytelling and imagination, to push beyond the colonial mindset into an expanded vision of possible futures. Through his work with the Black Speculative Arts Movement, The Afrofuturist Podcast which he started with Ahmed Best, Institute for the Future, Fathomers, Dynamicland and others, Brooks aims to diversify and democratize the building of the future.
Lonny J Avi Brooks is an associate professor in communication at California State University, East Bay. As the Co-Principal Investigator for the Long Term and Futures Thinking in Education Project, he has piloted the integration of futures thinking into the communication curriculum. As a leading voice of Afrofuturism 2.0, Brooks contributes prolifically to the field through diverse mediums including journals, conferences, anthologies, exhibits and festivals.