Johnson House Historic Site: LIBERATION THROUGH AFROFUTURISM

25feb3:00 pm5:00 pmJohnson House Historic Site: LIBERATION THROUGH AFROFUTURISM

Event Details

LIBERATION THROUGH AFROFUTURISM
to celebrate and inform families, community members and educators on the art of teaching the genre of Afrofuturism.

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LOCATION: Germantown Mennonite Church – 21 West Washington Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144

Community Program Presented by:
ASALH PhilaMontco Branch and
SIFTMedia 215 Collective

Co-Sponsored by:
Johnson House Historic Site and
ASALH Philadelphia Heritage Branch

Hybrid Event: Also Streaming Virtually | In-person Light Refreshments will be served

 

AFROFUTURISM: a movement in literature, music, art, etc., featuring futuristic or science fiction themes which incorporate elements of Black history and culture.

This workshop experience will help you gain a foundation on the theory and history of Afrofuturism, we will explore strategies for teaching youth (and adults) the importance of dreaming or seeing their identity in the future as means to resist and celebrate joy through the creation and curation of their own Afrofuturistic art whether literature, visual, or performing.

PROGRAM: the workshop will alternate between three Educators from the Philadelphia Public School System explaining the ethos behind including AfroFuturism in education | And four short films by members of SIFTMedia 215 Collective that feature visions of African Americans past, present and across the Diaspora.

EDUCATORS: Karen Marie WilliamsShaquita A. Smith and Dr. Angela Crawford will give an overview of the history and philosophy behind the AfroFuturist Movement.

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Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

Germantown Mennonite Church

21 West Washington Lane

Organizer

Johnson House Historic Site

info@johnsonhouse.org 6306 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA

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