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Afrofuturism & Black Speculative Arts Expo and Symposium

An event featuring artists, writers, and scholars from the United States and beyond.
Screening of short film “Static” and discussion with filmmaker David Kirkman.
Expo showcasing the work of local and regional creators of color in writing, visual arts, architecture, and more.


Presented by the Boston University African American Studies Program, the Boston University Arts Initiative, and the Black Speculative Arts Movement.


Featured Presenters


Reynaldo Anderson
Critic, Editor, Activist and co-founder of BSAM, Harris-Stowe State University


Sheree Renée Thomas 
Writer, poet and editor


Andrea Hairston
Science Fiction Playwright & novelist, Smith College


Quentin Vercetty
New Media Visual Artist and Storyteller, Montreal


Stacey Robinson 
Visual Artist and Curator, U of Illinois


David Kirkman
Filmmaker, Saint Louis Missouri




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