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Idaho State University to Offer Afrofuturism Presentation for Black History Month

February 24, 2022

Idaho State University’s Diversity Resource Center and College of Education will end Black History Month with a presentation on Afrofuturism and the principle of Sankofa by Rev. Dr. Sakena Young-Scaggs, Senior Associate Dean for Religious & Spiritual Life at Stanford University. 
 
The presentation, titled, “Afrofuturism and Black Speculative Imagination as Resistance, Resilience and Black Joy!” will take place over Zoom on Feb. 28 at 2:30 p.m. Registration is required.
 
Afrofuturism is a cultural movement that reimagines the history of the African Diaspora to consider how the present and future of Africans and the African Diaspora might have developed had history unfolded differently (e.g. had the continent not been colonized).  The Sankofa Principle comes from the Akan people of Ghana and instructs us to remember the past in order to understand today and make positive progress in the future.
 
Young-Scaggs has worked for more than a decade in higher education. Prior to her time at Stanford, she served as the Associate Dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University and as the Associate Protestant University Chaplain at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

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