Sun Ra: Astro Black Mythology & Black Resistance | May 21 & 22, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 7 pm | Space is the Place screening
Friday, May 22, 1pm | Symposium w/ Keynote Address by Thomas Stanley
Friday, May 22, 6pm | Reception & Concert Performance
On the occasion of his 101st birthday, we invite you to join us for a film screening and symposium that will explore and unpack the connections between the ideologies of black resistance movements and the "cosmic" philosophies of accomplished composer, jazz pianist, band leader, and poet, Sun Ra. The symposium will both reflect upon and anchor the philosophical foundation of Sun Ra's astro black mythology in contemporary conversations around afro-futurism and movements such as #BlackLivesMatter.
This symposium is organized by David Boykin, 2013/14 Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture Artist-in-Residence, Leader of The David Boykin Expanse, and founder of Sonic Healing Ministries, in collaboration with The University of Chicago.
Free & Open to the Public.
All events held at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Avenue.