PLANET AFROPUNK: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE IS BLACK is set for October 23-25
As people rally across the world for Black liberation, AFROPUNK, the world-renowned festival and movement, is using technology this year to bring together the largest virtual gathering of the worldwide Black creative community in one, curated online space for the first time in its 15-year history. The festival will be free, and attendees will have the opportunity to donate to organizations such as Black Futures Lab, Color of Change, Movement for Black Lives, Equal Justice Initiative, Fair Count, and The Bail Project.
The festival will feature “digital destinations” including interviews and lectures from Black voices, an immersive art gallery, an exploration of Black hair “through the eyes of creators, innovators, visionaries and artists,” and socio-political discussions about prison reform, the criminal justice system, and systemic racism. Festival-goers will also be offered access to curated menus from Black-owned restaurants in North America.
With this year’s festival taking place just ten days before the US 2020 presidential election, the intent of these conversations will be to bring momentum to community engagement, find collective solutions to long-standing issues affecting the Black community and to, most of all, encourage the AFROPUNK community to vote.
PLANET AFROPUNK will create new ways to experience the next generation of Black creativity, music and culture through the support of this year’s many partners, who will power AFROPUNK’s iconic digital destinations, alongside BOSE, who will be fueling the music for AFROPUNK’S festival on the Pink Stage.
PLANET AFROPUNK’S 2020 line-up will be announced in the coming weeks and will feature headline artists from around the world.
The festival will be streamed at PLANETAFROPUNK.com with exclusive content on Facebook Live from October 23 to October 25.