Suffolk Discovers + Black and Super Live Talks: Afrofuturism with Dr. Grace Gipson [IN-PERSON + LIVE]
Interested in learning more about the world and history? Suffolk Discovers meets every month to discuss a new theme that explores the cultures and backgrounds of people in our communities. For adults.
About the Talk
Afrofuturism explores the developing intersection of African diaspora culture with technology. Join us and Dr. Grace Gipson as we discuss Afrofuturism in media.
Grace D. Gipson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She is a Black future feminist/pop culture scholar whose research explores Black popular culture, digital humanities, representations of race and gender within comic books, Afrofuturism, and race and new media.
No registration required to attend in person. Registration is required to attend virtually. Registered participants will provide their email address to receive a link to the Zoom meeting at least 15 minutes before the program begins.
Suffolk Discovers schedule of events:
Black Inventors with Kathy Trusty
January 10 on Zoom
Afrofuturism with Dr. Grace Gipson
February 7 at North Suffolk + Zoom
19th Century African-American Women with Dr. Arlisha Renae Norwood
March 14 on Zoom
History of Southern Hip Hop with Dr. Derrick A. Lanois
April 18 at North Suffolk + Zoom
SPL events are free to attend and open to people of all abilities. If you or someone in your party will require accommodations in order to participate, please call 757-514-7323 and ask to speak with the Community Learning Manager. Please contact the Community Learning Manager if you are a facility bringing a group of 5 or more. You do not need to be a library member in order to attend.