EDFU Foundation is a proud sponsor of the the 2022 Afrofuturism Lounge being held in San Diego, CA on July 21st and 22nd.
The Afrofuturism lounge was created in 2018 by EDFU Foundation's board member, Dr.LaWana Richmond, who is a native of San Diego, CA. This parallel event during San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) was created when Dr.Richmond saw the need for an inclusive space for the Black and indigenous communities. The event started out as a gathering space to relax, unwind, discuss, and purchase items. It has grown into an event that highlights citizens and businesses of San Diego, as well as comic creators and artists.
This year, the event will be held at the Quartyard in San Diego California starting at 2:00 P.M. PST on July 21st and features: Khemetic Yoga by Mika Marzette of the Ascendtials and accompanied by Nigel Zuniga on Drums; an Introduction to Afrofuturism by Dr.Richmond; a panel on Climate Change Through an Afrofuturist Lens; Freedom Riders for Food Justice; Malachi the Messenger; Tema Sister Society with the Afrofuturism Dream Tank; a cosplay contest; conversations with James Spooner and Ezra Clayton Daniels at 7:00 P.M. PST; and an AfroPunk Screening from Digital Gym Cinema at 9:00 P.M. An after-party will be held at the Tavern Bowl that features cosplay from 8:00 P.M.-midnight.
On July 22nd, the event will start back up at 2:00 P.M. with a healing session by Dr.Keisha featuring a discussion of the "Book Mleanin" by Llaila Africa; the panel "Free Thought Revolution" by Ramses; the panel "Business Side of Being Creative"; the panel "Curating Currency for the Future"; a performance by Mookneto; the panel "Cannabis as a Tool of Abolition"; a performance by Lyza E; and a conversation with Tim Fielder and Dr.Richmond at 7:00 P.M. This will conclude the event.
Edfu Foundation is proud to sponsor the Afrofuturism Lounge for the first time this year. In 2021, we sponsored Dr.Richmond's first ever AfroCon, a fan convention located in San Diego, CA, USA. We will be sponsoring the 2022 AfroCon as well.
Edfu Foundation supports the vision of Dr.Richmond, that Black and Indigenous people need to see themselves in the future in order to be in the future and that they deserve space equal to their counterparts. Learn more the Afrofuturism Lounge and AfroCon: https://www.afrofuturismlounge.com/