Black Faculty Speaker Series: Ibrahim Thiaw, April 5

Black Faculty Speaker Series: Ibrahim Thiaw, April 5

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.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

  • Guest speaker: Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
  • Hold the date! Details coming soon.

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.


Wednesday, April 5, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm
  Open to all  
  Diversity & inclusion