Friday morning on K-College,busy with visitors local and distant for the kick-off of With/out-Borders? 2016. Facilitating the dialogue for the first AfroFuturism Plenary are Alex Lubin. Alex Lubin is Professor and Chair of the American Studies Department at the University of New Mexico, Shante Smalls-Assistant Professor of English and African American Literature & Culture at St. Johns University. Joining them as well, Cynthia Young, Adrienne Marcee Brown, writer, sci-fi/Octavia Butler scholar, organizational healer, pleasure activist, organizational healer, facilitator, live/love/relationship/work coach, doula, speaker/singer. Kai Green, Assistant Professor of Feminist Studies at UC Santa Barbara.
The first leg of the trip will have the group preforming in Washington, D.C., to perform for the Duke Ellington High School for the Arts before leaving for Zambia. The group will also perform at events in Rwanda, Uganda, Botswana and Ethiopia in addition to workshops about hip hop for local musicians and youth.
You can usually find Mahogany Jones, whose legal name is Charyse Bailey performing at the Old Miami Bar in Midtown, where she hosts a program featuring women in hip hop.