🗓 Afrofuturism: The Imagination to Change, 3/29 and 4/5

I just want to wear my orange dress to the tennis courts & come back home unbothered by Golden
"I just want to wear my orange dress to the tennis courts & come back home unbothered” by Golden, 2020

On March 29th, 11am – 11:50am, Myron T. Strong will present Afrofuturism: The Imagination to Change via Zoom.

Recording of the event:

Afro Futurism Presentation Myron Strong_March 29.mp4

To prepare for the talk, please read Afrofuturism and Black Panther by Myron T. Strong and K. Sean Chaplin, published in Contexts, 2019.

On Tuesday, April 5th from 7 to 9 pm, Eddy at New Paltz and The Dorsky Museum invite you to engage with Afrofuturism. This event invites you to reflect upon the meaning and significance of Afrofuturism by creatively engaging with The Dorsky’s current exhibit Somewhere in Advance of Nowhere: Freedom Dreams in Contemporary Art. Introduction by Professor Anthony Dandridge (Black Studies).
Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Meet us in the Alice and Horace Chandler & North Galleries of the Dorsky museum!

Myron T. Strong is an award-winning sociologist, who is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology at the Community College of Baltimore County in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated with his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Texas in 2014. His research explores Afrofuturism, race, gender and other social factors in modern comics and popular culture. In 2019, he won the Eastern Sociological Society Barbara R. Walters Community College Faculty Award for his article “The Emperor Has New Clothes:​ ​How Outsider Sociology Can Shift the Discipline” published in Sociological Forum. He recently published book chapters; The first examines the construction in modern reality television shows in Race in American Television: Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation. The second explores the way the Dora Milaje represent a continuation of these traditions and show how Pan Africanism and collective memory is important to not only understanding Black identity in Afrofuturism and Black Panther: Gender Identity and Re-Making of Blackness.

Twitterand Instagram: @AllRealDeal

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