1st AfroFuturism: Dream Tank 2018
June 1st - 3rd, 2018
The Dream Tank is a think tank for people who want to be proactive and solution oriented towards realizing the dreams we have for our future as children of the African continent and diaspora, as well as generations to come. In the spirit of Sankofa, let's reconnect our past, present and future with attitudes, behaviors, and choices that are in the interest of Black wellness. This gathering of creative and critical thinkers build upon prior processes of dreaming the world we’d like to realize in the future so we can reverse engineer and build it.
The NEXT Afrofuturism Dream Tank is going to take place Monday, March 20, 2023
The 3rd Afrofuturism Dream Tank took place Sunday, February 14th at 1pm.
The 2nd Afrofuturism Dream Tank took place in November 2018.
The 1st Afrofuturism Dream Tank took place from June 1st through 3rd in 2018.
1st Dream Tank - Schedule-at-a-Glance
Friday, June 1st
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Gallery Viewing and Launch
6:30 pm - Opening Libation and Honoring of Ancestors
7:00 pm - Performance Art Piece by Jo-Ann Hoye and Team #FutureLove
8:20 pm - Recognition of Visionaries and Closing Remarks
Saturday, June 2nd
7:30am - 8:00am - Registration and Check-In
8:00am - 12noon - Interactive Workshops and Presentations
8:00 am - Opening Remarks and Libation
8:30 am - #FUTUREBody
Not necessarily in that order
Presentations and workshops will include
My Amazing Lyfe Workshop with Maria Dowd
Adrea Rose - Reconnecting with Yoga
Tezeru Teshome - "Hold My Hand" short film and research discussion
Sunday June 3rd
10:00am - 2:00pm - Closing Session
Qamar Bradford - Black Think Tank output from 1993
Visioning Exercise to Identify Desired Future States
Goal is to have everyone leave with at least one idea for an action they can take towards realization of the dreams we have for our community.
Themes for artwork, presentations, workshops and performances: