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AFROPUNK SOLUTION SESSIONS will be returning to Atlanta in 2019 with more dynamic programming and speakers. This series is an opportunity to uncover actionable answers to real-world questions, representing a multitude of viewpoints from racially and socially diverse communities. Sign up to be the first to know about talent announcements and when tickets go on sale.
HOSTED BY Bridget Todd and Yves Jeffcoat
AFROPUNK SOLUTION SESSIONS PRESENTS
RECLAIMING THE VILLAGE
Saturday, August 24, 11am-4pm
509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn
MY FIRST NAME AIN’T BABY: UNDERSTANDING STREET HARASSMENT
A conversation centered around street harassment and creating true understanding solutions — focused on women, femmes, and trans people who have lived through the experience and what men, activists, and artists can do to help challenge the culture. Presented by AARP
NEVER FORGET: The 1619 Project with Nikole Hannah Jones
The 1619 project argues that August 1619, the date the first slave ship arrived on America’s shores, is a more defining date than Independence Day. Stating “no aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the years of slavery that followed.” The project is helmed by seasoned reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones. We’ll have physical copies of the 1619 project at AFROPUNK festival.
RECLAIMING THE VILLAGE
A community conversation examining rebuilding our local communities and how we move from ‘cancel culture’ back to holding others accountable, yet protecting and loving on each other.
Janaya ‘Future’ Khan
Professor Wendy Greene
MY PEOPLE, OUR STORIES: Media X Art X Activisim
Since the inception of the American experiment, there has been a lack of accurate and holistic depiction of the black experience in media and art. However, a new wave of change-makers has been able to use their chosen medium to inform, inspire and spark revolutionary action. This session will address the responsibility of the creative and seek to address two important questions — Where do we go from here and how can we use media and the arts to bring awareness to the past and imagine a more inclusive vision of the future? Presented by Al Jazeera
Moderator: Jamira Burley
Michael Denzel Smith
Joel L. Daniels