Afropunk has announced a virtual festival. PLANET AFROPUNK 2020: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE IS BLACK is set for October 23 to 25. A lineup of performers will follow. The festival will be free, and attendees will have the opportunity to donate to organizations such as Black Futures Lab, Color of Change, Movement for Black Lives, Equal Justice Initiative, Fair Count, and The Bail Project.
The festival will feature “digital destinations” including interviews and lectures from Black voices, an immersive art gallery, an exploration of Black hair “through the eyes of creators, innovators, visionaries and artists,” and socio-political discussions about prison reform, the criminal justice system, and systemic racism. Festival-goers will also be offered access to curated menus from Black-owned restaurants in North America.