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OMCA Curators bring Black imagination onto a 'Voyage Into Afrofuturism'

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Alisha B Wormsley's "There Are Black People in the Future" at OMCA's Oak Street Plaza

Afrofuturism can be may things. It's the past, present, and future imagined through black cultural lens. It's where fantasy and science fiction mesh to envision culture where black people and ideas thrive. Oakland Museum's exhibit Mothership: Voyage into Afrofuturism showcases a journey for visitors to witness and celebrate black imagination. In this interview, Oakland Museum curator Rhonda Pagnozzi and consulting curator Essence Harden talk about how they gathered stories from different forms of media.

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Arts & Culture Crosscurrents
Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She is the executive producer and host of the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds as well as the series Sights + Sounds Magazine. Jeneé also covers East Oakland for KALW. Jeneé has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.