Jackson State University, The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO
The Institute for Social Justice and Race Relations, The College of Liberal Arts
2016 Planet Deep South Colloquium:
Speculative Cultural Production and Africanisms in the American Black South
Jackson, Mississippi – The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO and The Institute for Social Justice and Race in conjunction with Astro Blackness present the 2016 Planet Deep South Colloquium: Speculative Cultural Production and Africanisms in the American Black South.
Planet Deep South is a three- day interdisciplinary colloquium open to all scholars, artists, and graduate students that explore the intellectual and creative expression of African people through a series of panel discussions designed to inspire the inquiry of southern Black cultural production through a historical and speculative lens. Through an Afro-futuristic outlook, thinkers, writers, musicians and artists envision a Pan African world that is diverse yet specific; imagined, yet real, grounded yet unlimited, extending beyond region, space, and time. The conference begins Wednesday, February 24 and continues Thursday and Fridaywith panel discussions, exhibitions, and a closing plenary session. David Banner, rapper, producer, actor, and activist with Kiese Laymon, a writer, editor and associate professor of English and Africana Studies at Vassar College and Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi for 2015-2016, along with Jackson State University student leaders, will discuss the relevance of HBCUs in the future of Black America at a town hall style meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 11:30 am in the Dollye M.E. Robinson Liberal Arts Building, Room 166/266.
This event will take place on the campus of Jackson State University. For additional information regarding the 2016 Planet Deep South Colloquium call 601-979-1563 or 601-979-4348 or email: COFO.Center@jsums.edu