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Juneteenth (abbreviation for June 19th) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Explore upcoming media and events from WKAR and MSU that commemorate this holiday!

Afrofuturism | Film Screening with Q&A


Thu., Jun. 16, 2022 at 7 p.m. on WKAR OVEE | RSVP HERE | Join the conversation around the film Afrofuturism, from the PBS series Artbound.

A new framework for Black diasporic art production is taking shape in contemporary Los Angeles. This documentary profiles 5 emerging artists whose work explores the intersection of race, class, identity, and aesthetics.

This film is being screened as part of the MSU Juneteenth Celebration.


Registration is required for this virtual event.

Following the film, join a moderated discussion. Scheduled panelists include:

  • Julian Chambliss Ph.D., MSU professor and Val Berryman Curator of History at the MSU Museum 
  • Theodore Ransaw Ph.D., Outreach Specialist for the MSU College of Education 
  • Elka Stevens Ph.D., MSU visiting professor and textile and mixed media artist 
  • Crystal Bernard, recent graduate of James Madison College at MSU.
  • Erik Ponder (Moderator), African Studies Librarian at MSU Libraries 

RSVP HERE to join the screening and conversation around Afrofuturism from the comfort and safety of your home.


Presented by WKAR and MSU Libraries


A New Kind of Virtual Event - OVEE

This film screening and conversation is a virtual event hosted by WKAR on the OVEE platform. OVEE stands for Online Viewing and Engagement Experience.

Created by ITVS and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), OVEE combines quality HD media and livestream content with the community-building conversation of social media in a single-screen experience.

First-time registrants will create a free OVEE account and will be asked to provide their birthdate to verify their age as 13 or older. Accounts can be anonymous.

If you have questions about this event or the OVEE platform, please send an email to events@wkar.org

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