Black Faculty Speaker Series: Ruha Benjamin, PhD (students only) – Event is full/registration is closed
Registrations are fully booked.
The Diversity, Social Justice, and Equity Council (DSJEC) is pleased to share the 2022-2023 Black Faculty Speakers Series: “Out of this World: Afrofuturist Expressions Across Science, Art, Tech and Design.”
The Black Faculty Speaker Series will create a campus culture in which Black thought, experience, and creativity are visible and vital. Each visiting speaker provides a unique voice and perspective on Black futurity.
Afrofuturism is this year’s theme for the Black Faculty Speaker Series. It is an orientation or a way of thinking that defies simple classification. It is expansive, interdisciplinary, and revolutionary beyond conventional notions of resistance. Afrofuturism’s practitioners blend imagination, research, experimentation, and Black ancestral knowledge to invent worlds that transcend our present condition and fuel new possibilities for a more just and sustainable planet.
Thursday, January 26 (limited to students only)
- 12pm – Fireside Chat & Student Lunch
- Location: Slonaker House - 1027 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719
- Free lunch and drink provided
This series is organized by a sub-committee of the Black Faculty Affinity Group including:
- Dr. Mamadou Baro, Chair of BARA, Associate Professor, School of Anthropology
- Dr. Amy Kraehe, Associate Professor, School of Art, Associate Vice President, Equity in the Arts
- Dr. Tarnia Newton, Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Nursing
- Dr. gloria j. wilson, Associate Professor, School of Art, Co-Director – Racial Justice Studio
Coordination of the series is supported by Faculty Affairs and funded by the Office of the President.
- Thursday, January 26, 2023
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm