May 18th 2022

James Spooner is the filmmaker behind the seminal and award-winning documentary Afro-Punk (2003), which chronicles the experiences of being Black in the predominately white punk scene. Twenty years later, Spooner turns his attention to his own introduction to punk, art, and activism. Join Spooner at Chicago Humanities Festival for a chat about his coming-of-age graphic memoir The High Desert with writer, producer, and host Jill Hopkins; followed by live musical performances curated by Spooner (who founded the Afro-punk Festival) and featuring Chicago bands; Buggin and Canal Irreal.

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