Afrofuturism: 3 Women you Need to Know

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Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am
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From Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time to Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu, Afrofuturism is gaining popularity. Filmmaker and author Ytasha Womack more defines Afrofuturism as "the intersection between black culture, technology, liberation and the imagination, with some mysticism thrown in, too,"

On this episode of Making Contact, authors Nalo Hopkinson, Nnedi Okorafor, and Jewelle Gomez discuss the role of history and politics in their work. They also talk about the monsters that haunt their stories and the importance of imaging the future.

Special thanks to the San Francisco Public Library for recording. 

Nalo Hopkinson, Nnedi Okorafor, and Jewelle Gomez, Authors; John Jennings, Panel Host 

Host: Charlotte Landes

Host and segment producer: Monica Lopez

Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani

Executive Director: Lisa Rudman

Audience Engagement Manager: Sabine Blaizin

Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker