Schedule of Events


Monday 02/18/2013
Bleeks Assembled! Exploring Black Geek Culture
Panel Discussions with Professor John Jennings; LeSean Thomas; Kevin Grevioux; Dr. Safiya Noble; more speakers
Location & Time: Pine Lounge, Illini Union, First Floor | 4:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
4:00p.m. – 5:45p.m.    Black Kirby Exhibit at the Illini Union
5:45p.m. – 6:00p.m.    Welcome
6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.    Panel 1: Women in Geek Culture
7:00pm – 8:00p.m.      Panel 2: Turning Your Passion into a Career
8:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.    Panel 3: Q&A and Closing Discussion with all panelists

Tuesday 02/19/2013
“Color Outside the Lines” Film Screening and Discussion
Filmmaker Artemus Jenkins; local tattoo artists; Illinois faculty
Location & Time: TBA | 6:00p.m.

Wednesday 02/20/2013
Food for the Soul: “Black Science Fiction & Afrofuturism in Media and Literature”
Speaker: Nnedi Okorafor
Location & Time: BNAACC | 12:00p.m.

Thursday 02/21/2013
Geek Chic Fashion Show and Gaming Stations
Location: Lincoln Hall Auditorium and select LH rooms

Friday 02/22/2013
“White Scripts, Black Supermen” Film Screening and Discussion
Filmmaker Jonathan Gayles and Panelists Dr. Sundiata Cha Jua; Professor John Jennings
Location & Time: Allen Hall, 1005 W Gregory Dr, Urbana, IL 61801 | 5:00p.m.

Saturday 02/23/2013
Black & Latino Male Summit 2013
Workshops and tentative keynote(s)
Location & Time: David Kinley Hall | 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.


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