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Afrofuturism Reloaded

Cultural critic Mark Dery, who coined the term “Afrofuturism” 25 years ago, gives a lecture on the cultural and artistic concept in the wake of the blockbuster movie "Black Panther."

Is Afrofuturism in danger of being commodified — stripped of its radical politics by consumer capitalism and sold back to us as just another fashion trend?

What does it have to say in an America where white supremacists have rebooted some of the 20th century’s ugliest science fictions about race?

Dery asks urgent questions about Afrofuturism, the politics of myth, and the future present.

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This event is part of our programming for this year's One Book, One San Diego where we will explore themes of civil rights, social justice, and discrimination.

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