Boundless: Black Futurity and Worldmaking in the Age of Catastrophe is a virtual symposium that will be held on April 1st at 12pm.
The symposium considers and acknowledges the myriad ways that Black Life remains a fleeting and near impossibility in the afterlife of slavery—especially during a time of ongoing political, economic and environmental catastrophes. At the same time, Black people across the diaspora continue to find ways to render our own lives meaningful despite the onslaught of attempts to annihilate us. This panel recognizes a few strategies, tactics and tools—namely, through movement, music, making art and nonmonogamy—that Black creatives and scholars use to conjure boundless possibilities for ourselves and each other in our present world and towards the future.
- Movement—Omari Oricci, Father of the House of Oricci
- Music—Shaun J. Wright, DJ and Member of Hercules & Love Affair
- Making (Art)—Kiyan Williams, Multidisciplinary artist and scholar
- Nonmonogamy— Dr. Jenn Jackson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Syracuse University
Zoom Link: https://vcu.zoom.us/j/95973805944