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Comicon Joy!: Afrofuturism with Sakena Young-Scaggs

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
What are places of joy that are life giving rather than death dealing? What are sites where the sense of imagined hope can provide glimpses into possible futures? Where can identity, intelligence and a personal freedom to dream culminate...if only temporally? Dr. Sys offers the liminal spaces of comic conventions as such a place and much more! Come and learn about the joy of comic conventions as a place of phenomenological joy!
 
Sakena Young-Scaggs, Senior Associate Dean for Religious & Spiritual Life and Pastor of Memorial Church. The Reverend Dr. Sakena Young-Scaggs is an unyielding voice on race, gender, and social justice. She worked and served in higher education for over two decades as what she calls an "academic midwife" lending to her contention that we must birth new life every day in the academy and nurture students toward their own success. Her broader research areas include Womanist Ethics, Africana philosophy, religious praxis, human intersubjectivity, and social epistemology. Young-Scaggs studies women’s activism, social movements, intergenerational cultural dynamics, and African cultural practices in the Diaspora and on the Continent. Her current work focuses on the philosophy of liminal life-giving spaces of joy and how they can lead to social transformation and communal well-being. 
 
We are video recording this program and will post it to the Stanford Alumni YouTube channel in a few weeks. For more faculty talks like this one, subscribe to the Stanford Alumni Learn list.
 
Admission for Classes Without Quizzes and Tours is included in the daily and all-access passes.They are all first-come, first-served, please arrive early to guarantee a spot. Capacity: 192