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Detroit Research, Salon De’troit and the Scarab Club PRESENT
The Regular’s Table: a new series of intimate, informal conversations.

May 18, 6:30PM – 9PM
6:30 PM Doors open
7-8PM Ingrid LaFleur & Bryce Detroit discuss Afrofuturism and Pleasure Activism
8-9 PM Conversation continues across the table

Ingrid LaFleur is a cultural producer, arts advocate, curatorial director of House Opera l Opera House, and founder of AFROTOPIA. LaFleur has developed and organized art exhibitions both nationally and internationally with a curatorial focus on Afrofuturism.  As guest curator at the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts, LaFleur organizes the Afrofuturism Film Series. In 2013, LaFleur founded AFROTOPIA. Based in Detroit, AFROTOPIA is an evolving creative research project that investigates the possibilities of using the arts movement Afrofuturism as psychosocial healing.  LaFleur explores ideas around historical traumas, myth-making, transcendence, and the role of spirit science and technology within Black American socio-political movements.  AFROTOPIA includes a film series, classes for youth, monthly book club, a Dj-in-residence program, a performance art festival and an Afrofuturism Archive.

Bryce Detroit is a visionary, record executive, producer, evolutionary Emcee, and native Detroiter. He grows community as Director of HERU Organization, board member of  5E Gallery, and founding member of  the Detroit Future Youth network. He grows 21st century cooperative economies as President of Detroit Recordings Company, organizational member of  the Cass Corridor Commons, and Detroit Future Media graduate. He is leading innovation in Detroit, using entertainment arts for promoting self-determination and community-building through sustainable collective-economies.

Bryce is a leading cultural figure in Detroit’s food security, environmental, undoing racism, and digital justice movements. He has performed his music for audiences nationwide and published works with MTV and VH1.

The German word Stammtisch can be translated into English as “regular’s table.” It is an invitation to friends—to gather round a table and talk, philosophize, dream, rant, play cards. The regular’s table is a symbol of community and conversation.

Curated by Stefany Anne Golberg in collaboration with Detroit Research, Salon De’troit, and the Scarab Club, the Regular’s Table pairs Detroit artists, thinkers, and dabblers and asks them to talk to each other about subjects close to their hearts. It is a conversation between strangers on the way to becoming friends.

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