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Future Café and Doc Films Present: Afrofuturism

Monday, February 26, 2018, 5:30-10:30pm

3CT’s Futuré Cafe and Doc Films are pleased to contribute their collaborative effort to Doc Film’s Afrofuturism series. Please join us for a discussion moderated by Professor Shannon Dawdy and Doc Films Series Programmer Jola Idowu, followed by a screening of Sankofa. Light refreshments will be provided.

Afrofuturism has been a part of the African and African Diaspora experience in all generations from slavery, to the Great Migration, Civil Rights, and today. The desire for a better and more equitable future that offers a site of healing for both the past and the present has been an integral part of the Black experience.

In celebration of the end to our Afrofuturist series, Doc Films and 3CT present Future Café: Afrofuturism. Join us as we host a conversation on imagining a Black future in an uncertain present and what defines a Black Future. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Shannon Dawdy, Anthropology, and “The Future Is Black: Afrofuturism in Film” programmer, Jola Idowu. After the conversation, guests are free to transition to Ida Noyes Theater for a screening of a seminal film of Afrofuturism, Sankofa by Haile Gerima

5:30pm — Future Cafe
Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, Wilder House

7:00pm — Sankofa
$5.00 at the door (cash or card)
Ida Noyes Hall