This is the kick-off to a storytelling series that will center Dr. A. Breeze Harper's latest novel-in-progress Seeds of Sankofa. This kick-off session if free as Dr. Harper discusses the importance of Afrofuturism as it pertains to climate justice, Black racial justice, and food justice for a sustainable future-- particularly within the context of the USA in which the future of food and tech is centered around neoliberal extractive capitalist methods with a disregard for racial justice and equity for indigenous people and descendants of enslaved Africans in the Americas.
In this bi-weekly series , Dr. Amie Breeze Harper will read a new chapter or sections from Seeds of Sankofa and then create prompts and questions for breakout room sessions for participants. They will be able to explore creative ideas around food, climate, soil, and racial justice within the context of Afrofuturism as well as other alternative futurisms such as indigenous futurisms.
This storytelling series is also connected to the upcoming April 2023 virtual conference organized by Dr. Harper, "Afrofuturism as a Regenerative Future: Beyond the 'Cruelty-Free' Plantation Model of FoodTech" which can be found here: http://www.abreezeharper.com/events-1
This first event is free. The subsequent session will have a sliding scale fee, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.