The Voices of Community: Maurice Broaddus

The Voices of Community: Maurice Broaddus

Fri, Dec 14, 2018 6:00 PM – Fri, Dec 14, 2018 8:00 PM The Voices of Community: Maurice Broaddus

Where: Kheprw Institute Kheprw Institute 3549 Boulevard Pl Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

“We are a collection of voices, the assembled history of the many voices that have spoken into our lives and shaped us. Voices of the past, voices of the present, and voices of the future. There is an African proverb, “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi,” which translates as “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” This is why we continue to remember the tales of struggle and tales of perseverance, even as we look to tales of hope. What a people choose to remember about its past, the stories they pass down, informs who they are and sets the boundaries of their identity. We remember the pain of our past to mourn, to heal, and to learn. Only in that way can we ensure the same mistakes are not repeated. The voices make up our stories. The stories make up who we are. A collected voice.” -introduction of The Voices of Martyrs

We’re wrapping up our year examining Afrofuturism by doing a mini-dive into some of my work. We’ll look at some of the stories spanning my career, themes of my fiction, its impact on my community work (and vice versa) as well as discuss what’s coming up next. As a primer, here are some of the stories we’ll be looking at:

From The Voices of Martyrs:

Pimp My Airshiphttps://www.apex-magazine.com/pimp-my-airship/ (story)

The Valkyriehttp://www.starshipsofa.com/blog/2018/05/02/starshipsofa-no-535-maurice-broaddus/ (podcast)

Stories since The Voices of Martyrs:

At the Village Vanguardhttp://escapepod.org/2018/07/19/escape-pod-637-at-the-village-vanguard-ruminations-on-blacktopia/ (podcast or story)

El is a Spaceship Melodyhttp://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/stories/el-is-a-spaceship-melody/ (story)

We may also watch a special episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. “Far Beyond the Stars” (season 6, episode 13). Warning: I consider DS9 to be the best iteration of Star Trek. Come at me.

As always, we gather at 6p for our listening lab and meal. Discussion begins at 6:30pm.

Event tags: stories, storytelling, Afrofuturism, Voices of Community, social justice, Kheprw Institute, Maurice Broaddus

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December 14, 2018 6:00 PM
December 14, 2018 8:00 PM
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Fri, Dec 14, 2018 The Voices of Community: Maurice Broaddus

“We are a collection of voices, the assembled history of the many voices that have spoken into our lives and shaped us. Voices of the past, voices of the present, and voices of the future. There is an African proverb, “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi,” which translates as “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” This is why we continue to remember the tales of struggle and tales of perseverance, even as we look to tales of hope. What a people choose to remember about its past, the stories they pass down, informs who they are and sets the boundaries of their identity. We remember the pain of our past to mourn, to heal, and to learn. Only in that way can we ensure the same mistakes are not repeated. The voices make up our stories. The stories make up who we are. A collected voice.” -introduction of The Voices of Martyrs

We’re wrapping up our year examining Afrofuturism by doing a mini-dive into some of my work. We’ll look at some of the stories spanning my career, themes of my fiction, its impact on my community work (and vice versa) as well as discuss what’s coming up next. As a primer, here are some of the stories we’ll be looking at:

From The Voices of Martyrs:

Pimp My Airshiphttps://www.apex-magazine.com/pimp-my-airship/ (story)

The Valkyriehttp://www.starshipsofa.com/blog/2018/05/02/starshipsofa-no-535-maurice-broaddus/ (podcast)

Stories since The Voices of Martyrs:

At the Village Vanguardhttp://escapepod.org/2018/07/19/escape-pod-637-at-the-village-vanguard-ruminations-on-blacktopia/ (podcast or story)

El is a Spaceship Melodyhttp://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/stories/el-is-a-spaceship-melody/ (story)

We may also watch a special episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. “Far Beyond the Stars” (season 6, episode 13). Warning: I consider DS9 to be the best iteration of Star Trek. Come at me.

As always, we gather at 6p for our listening lab and meal. Discussion begins at 6:30pm.


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