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IFTF Foresight Talks: Freedom Dreaming in the Midst of Emergency: Methods from the Afrofuture
Join us when Hodari Davis, IFTF foresight faculty, will interview Calvin Williams, Founder of Wakanda Dream Lab, about the importance of dreaming and how to design world building processes to manifest the impossible into the inevitable. Learn about the purpose and practices behind Black freedom dreaming. How can we interrogate injustice in our futuring processes?

About the speaker:

Over the past 20 years, Calvin Williams has been worldbuilding for liberation as a dynamic cultural strategist & policy futurist. He believes radical imagination activates our power to transform liberatory possibilities into irresistible realities.

As a Co-founder and Creative Director for Wakanda Dream Lab, he conspires with fellow afrofuturists to produce immersive spaces for new stories and storytellers of Black Joy to emerge. He also serves as Impact Producer for The Big We and Offsides Productions – he builds fandom communities organized by shared narratives, values and vision for a just future. He moonlights as an educator, reluctant poet, youth advocate, and co-host for The Big We podcast.

In partnership with PolicyLink and Wakanda Dream Lab, Calvin co-produced “Memories of Abolition Day” – the latest fan-fiction publication in the “Black Freedom Beyond Borders” an immersive, augmented reality anthology series that reimagines the future of public safety rooted in joy and justice.

Aug 12, 2021 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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