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From the Drexicya to Mars: An Interplanetary Water Mission

Ingrid LaFleur
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Ingrid LaFleur
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Water Series

A light lunch will be served at 11:30am. Please RSVP for our catering numbers at

From the Drexicya to Mars: An Interplanetary Water Mission presents a multi-dimensional approach to one of the most important natural resources for humans, water. With Afrofuturism as our guide Drexicya, Detroit, and Mars become portals through which we explore the historical and spiritual manifestations of water. How can the cultural movement Afrofuturism disrupt the capitalist narrative and extraction of water and heal our relationship with this life-giving substance?

About the speaker:

Ingrid LaFleur is an artist, activist, and Afrofuturist. Her mission is to ensure equal distribution of the future, exploring the frontiers of social justice through new technologies, economies and modes of government.

As a recent Detroit Mayoral candidate and founder and director of AFROTOPIA, LaFleur implements Afrofuturist strategies to empower Black bodies and oppressed communities through frameworks such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, and universal basic income. Ingrid LaFleur is currently the co-founder and Chief Community Officer of EOS Detroit.

This event is part of the Franklin Humanities Institute's Water series.

Contact: Sarah Rogers