Join multimedia journalist Melissa Bunni Elian on Thursday, November 15, 2018, for a community lecture at Spelman College's International Education Week on her Pulitzer Center-supported reporting project The Globalization of AFROPUNK.
After hosting shows in Brooklyn, Paris, London, and Atlanta in 2017, AFROPUNK, an American music festival, debuted in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the first on the continent. More than a celebration of alternative black music, AFROPUNK is a social and political movement rooted in an “African spirit and heritage” that centers around an ethos of championing social underdogs. Elian shows the festival as a global movement that parallels the current politics facing young South Africans.
The community lecture is part of a two-day visit to Spelman College. In addition to visiting classes, Elian plans to connect with students during Spelman College's International Education fair. Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium Coordinator Hana Carey accompanies Elian to this Campus Consortium partner.