The Afro Futurist Agenda: The Future of Voting

The AfroFuturist Agenda: The Future of Voting

November 7, 6pm – 8pm PST.

At the time this meetup event was created (October 07, 2020), the U.S. Presidential Election was less than one month away, and The President and the Republican Party had already admitted publicly that their strategy was national voter suppression. They had also already begun to challenge the validity of mail-in voting and, thus, the election results.

Considering all of the advances in online transactions, secure communications, artificial intelligence, social media, facial recognition, and access to public records, seems like it would be relatively easy to create a voting system that guarantees fair elections, whether the election is local, statewide, or national.

What is the future of voting?

In this virtual gathering, look forward to a lively discussion on how current and future technology does and will affect voting and elections in America. Please join us as we share and explore ideas, tap into our collective hearts and minds, and have fun as we brainstorm a future in which Africans and people of African descent worldwide continue to thrive against all odds.

About the Host:

Donald Gerard (he/him/his) is a Wisdom Work Coach, AfroFuturist, and BLERD who enjoys discussing sci-fi, mysticism, dreams, and mythology, and whose travels have taken him to Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ghana, and the Caribbean.

 

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The Afro Futurist Agenda: The Future of Money

The Afro Futurist Agenda: The Future of Money

October 10, 6pm – 8pm PST

Believe it or not, not too long ago, monetary transactions were mostly local, cash-based, and involved banks. Then, EDI and telephone networks made electronic transactions possible. Next, the World Wide Web arrived, bringing with it online transactions. And now, with apps like Venmo, CashApp, and more, transactions can be international and banks no longer need to be involved.

Today, for many people, all currency is digital, and money is simply numbers in accounts (and not necessarily in banks). In Sweden and other countries, cash is almost extinct and people implant microchips in their hands to pay for things. We’re also seeing the re-emergence of the barter and gift economies, both of which don’t use money at all. And then there are cryptocurrencies.

What is the future of money?

In this virtual gathering, look forward to a lively discussion on how current and future technology does and will affect personal finance, community economics, and global trade. Please join us as we share and explore ideas, tap into our collective hearts and minds, and have fun as we brainstorm a future in which Africans and people of African descent worldwide continue to thrive against all odds.

About the Host:

Donald Gerard (he/him/his) is a Wisdom Work Coach, AfroFuturist, and BLERD who enjoys discussing sci-fi, mysticism, dreams, and mythology, and whose travels have taken him to Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ghana, and the Caribbean.

 

 

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A Guide to Sun Ra on Film

“You could devote your entire life to exploring Sun Ra’s galaxy of music, art, and writing and never reach an end. During his 79 years on this particular planet, the interstellar bandleader was a perpetual motion machine of creativity, releasing countless records, touring constantly, and penning works of Afrofuturist poetry and philosophy. Ra’s universe is still expanding, more than a quarter-century after he left this earthly plane; there’s a seemingly never-ending flow of releases and rediscoveries, and the Sun Ra Arkestra, still an ongoing concern under the direction of saxophonist Marshall Allen, will release its first album since 1999 this month.”

Source: https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/a-guide-to-sun-ra-on-film/

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A Journey to Afrofuturism: Dare us Ditch the Lemons?

“The central ethos of the concept of Afrofuturism is the reimaging of the future through the lenses of the African. In the words of Mark Dery, the American author, who is credited to have coined the word Afrofuturism, the central question of the movement is “Can a community whose past has been deliberately rubbed out, and whose energies have subsequently been consumed by the search for legible traces of its history, imagine possible futures?”

Source: https://www.modernghana.com/news/1030863/a-journey-to-afrofuturism-dare-us-ditch-the-lemon.html

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Kenya: 60 Students Join Fight for a Piece of Digital Billions

“As the digital economy continues to generate billions of dollars across the world, Kenya is gambling on its youth to lead the African tech charge. In a world dominated by trade wars between the US and China, many third world governments have embraced technology to create employment for the youth and lift millions out of poverty. However, training remains a huge challenge, particularly on a continent still grappling with basic needs. In this vein, Kenya’s partnership with the Chinese technology company Huawei offers the youth a chance to acquire skills for the digital economy. “

Source: https://allafrica.com/stories/202009180020.html

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African Union turns to biosurveillance tech to curb COVID-19

“African leaders have taken decisive, early actions to curb the spread of COVID-19. In fact, the Africa Centers for Disease Control (ACDC) created its COVID-19 task force on February 5, before the continent had a single case. Today, Africa is currently the least impacted region in the world, with 1,293,048 confirmed COVID-19 cases so far and a remarkable 1,031,905 recoveries, according to the Africa CDCP. The continent has less than 5 percent of reported cases and less than 1 percent of all deaths. Now, as African countries — led by the African Union —  ease COVID-19 restrictions and prepare to reopen their economies and borders, many governments are employing innovative technologies. A need for a unified, pan-African technology that can track the spread and connect COVID-19 testing centers across the continent has led to the use of PanaBIOS, an African Union-backed biosurveillance technology. “

Source: https://globalvoices.org/2020/09/14/african-union-turns-to-biosurveillance-tech-to-curb-covid-19/

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From Here To Wakanda: Re-Imagining Healthy Relationships

The movie Black Panther, through its depiction of life in the fictional country of Wakanda, offered us a glimpse of how healthy relationships might look in the absence of racism and oppression. What were some of the ways healthy relationships were portrayed in the film? Were any important aspects of healthy relationships missing?

Imagine you can transport yourself to a future Wakanda. Which aspects of healthy relationships would you want to see and experience? In what ways do relationships (or more specifically, YOU) need to change in order to create and embrace Wakanda? How do you imagine the possibility of shifting racial dynamics, global climate change, and growing wealth disparity will affect our intimate relationships? Is the evolution of Black dating and relationships necessary before we can create Wakanda? Or will the creation of Wakanda evolve our relationships?

In this free virtual gathering, Afro-Futurist and WisdomWork Coach Donald Gerard will facilitate a lively discussion focused on collectively re-imagining our future – and the future of our planet – through an Afrofuturist lens. Please join us as we share ideas, tap into our collective hearts and minds, and have fun as we brainstorm a future in which we continue to thrive against all odds.

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To join the discussion on the day of the event:

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Donald Gerard, MA, CHT, WisdomWork Coach, is an expert at helping adults identify and change lifelong patterns so that they can experience more clarity, alignment, and flow as they move through major life transitions. Before serving as WisdomWork Coach, Donald had a successful career in tech which included knowledge engineering as well as managing computer operations and information systems, tech support, customer support, and wide and local area network operations for financial institutions and tech start-ups.

Health tech pins hope on Africa’s pandemic shift to online care

“Across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes in the way medicine is practiced as medical care increasingly begins with an online consultation rather than a face-to-face meeting. But the opportunities in Africa, where access to medical care is often restricted, are transformational and offer growth prospects to companies that provide online consultations and online sales of medicine.”

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa-tech-insigh/health-tech-pins-hope-on-africas-pandemic-shift-to-online-care-idUSKBN25Y0VG

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Everybody Eats, No Questions Asked at This Donations-Only Black-Owned Restaurant

At Drexell & Honeybee’s in Brewton, Alabama, restaurant owners Freddie and Lisa Thomas-McMillan display classic Southern hospitality. With their business philosophy, “Feed the Need,” they operate on a donation-based system without turning anyone away reports Good News Network.

Guests from all walks of life can come in and enjoy southern cuisine served family style. After their meal, tucked in the corner of the mom and pop soul food establishment, is a donation box where guests can leave a donation that fits their needs. These donations go right back into running the restaurant meaning the owners get virtually no profit, says Black Business.

Source: https://afrotech.com/everybody-eats-no-questions-asked-at-this-donations-only-black-owned-restaurant

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Disrupt Africa to power startup-focused sessions at digital event “Africa Tech Summit Connects”

“Disrupt Africa, an African news, research and eventing company, has reprised its partnership with Africa Tech Summit (ATS) to power startup-focused sessions and pitching opportunities at the Africa Tech Summit Connects digital event next month. Following successful annual Summits in Kigali, London, Washington DC, and Shanghai, ATS will celebrate its 10th edition online on October 20-22. Africa Tech Summit Connects… will continue to drive business, investment, and connections with tech leaders, corporates, international investors, startups, and decision makers… The exclusive virtual business summit is not “another webinar,” and instead aims to maximize each delegate’s time with AI-powered smart matchmaking, live 1:1 video meetings, and the ability to find new customers, innovative products, investors, and opportunities via a virtual business marketplace.”

Source: https://disrupt-africa.com/2020/09/disrupt-africa-to-power-startup-focused-sessions-at-digital-event-africa-tech-summit-connects/

Virtual summits appear to be the thing of the future – and of the present, too, apparently. Connection is the name of the game. International connection opens doors that may not even exist domestically. So, if your tech startup is struggling to find startup capital, then perhaps a look at international opportunities may be in order.

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