College of Humanities

Speculative Futures of Race Symposium

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:30am to 7:00pm

Manzanita Hall Aronstam Library, Room 240

Speculative Futures of Race Symposium flyer

The Speculative Futures of Race Symposium is a one-day conference addressing speculative and futurist approaches to critical issues of race in theory and practice, art and activism.

The Symposium highlights the evolving political, social, and artistic movements of Afrofuturism, Arabfuturism, Latinofuturism, Indigenous Futurism, Afrosurrealism and Astroblackness. These social movements emphasise imaginative, speculative, and futurist approaches to antiracist praxis, operating at the intersection of liberatory politics and the speculative arts.

The Symposium addresses critical issues of speculative race theory, including radical ontologies of becoming, posthumanism, and performance, by turning to the impact of these lived experiences and their discourses upon identity, global citizenship, politics, art, and ecological networks.

The Symposium draws together speakers and perspectives from critical communications and media studies, gender and sexuality studies, critical race theory and African-American studies, philosophy, music, art, activism, and literature.

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We are grateful for the invaluable support extended by:

Department of Communication Studies • Associated Students
Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication
Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Division of Student Affairs
Civil Discourse & Social Change Initiative • College of Humanities Department of Art
Department of Central American Studies
Department of Sociology • Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies Department of Africana Studies • Oviatt Library • Department of Asian American Studies Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies Program • Department of Religious Studies

Download the complete booklet and symposium schedule (pdf)