Portal: A Healing & Dreaming Experience of Afrofutures

Portal: A Healing & Dreaming Experience of Afrofutures

Monday, March 22, through Thursday, March 25, 2021
Live via Zoom – Admission is free – RSVP below…

Over three afternoons of multi sensory exploration, storytelling and discussion, AnnLab fellows, students, alumni and guests from all over the nation will help open a portal to a new reality where participants will explore ways to embody new futures together virtually. What future are you bringing?

Schedule of Events

Grounding Ourselves From Tech: How To Reclaim Pleasure in a Pandemonium
Monday, March 22
1pm PST

This workshop, facilitated by Director of Culture at Glow Up Games and former Racialicious.com editor Latoya Peterson, is grounded in the work of Audre Lorde and will explore erotic resistance to the demands of technology in the pandemic and allow participants to reset their relationship with outside influences. This session will close with a facilitated sound bath.
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Digital Intimacy & Designing Affection: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Love
Wednesday, March 24
1pm PST

How do you make friends and create community in a game? How do you detect toxicity in games when the only ways to connect with people is digitally? In this conversation with game designers Lindsay Grace, Mitu Khandaker and Latoya Peterson, you’ll get a deeper understanding of how we can use technology to fill in those places where you might be lacking in your life.
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BYOF (Bring Your Own Future), A Virtual Potluck
Thursday, March 25
1pm PST

Food often serves as a through line connecting our past to our present, can it therefore be used to tell us our future? In the tradition of looking back to help us move forward (sankofa), can we rediscover our foodways to help
us dream of healthier futures and heal our past? Part-cooking class, part-world-building, join activists Charlene Carruthers and Tia Oso and artist Ashley Jane Lewis in this event to unlock new futures through food (and eating) inspired by the Black diaspora. Curated by Intelligent Mischief.
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co-sponsored by:

ARTS IN ACTION, a part of USC Visions & Voices