Join us for this virtual, multidisciplinary conversation around Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower and our exploration on how to build liberated and equitable communities, now and in the future.
This event presented by Krannert Center for Performing Arts features a world-renowned panel of creative thinkers, graphic artists, writers, and performing artists who will expand our minds around the impact of Afrofuturism, its evolving legacy, and our pursuits to eliminate anti-Blackness in all aspects of American society.
Moderator: Stacey Robinson
Panelists: Toshi Reagon, adrienne maree brown, John Jennings, and Damian Duffy
The recording will be available through October 29, 2021.
This event is part of the Parable Path CU collaboration, coordinated by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. There will be discussion groups and arts programming taking place throughout the year, culminating in Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower, an opera by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in February 2022. The Parable Path CU collaborators include Champaign Central High School Library, Champaign Public Library: Douglass Branch, Champaign Public Library: Main Branch, The Urbana Free Library, University of Illinois Residence Hall Libraries, University Laboratory High School Library, University Library at the University of Illinois, and the Urbana High School Library.
Artwork: Stacey Robinson