Community Work

Kheprw Institute


Cafe Creative

  • Maurice is a part of a community of creatives, activists and social change makers known as Cafe Creative. Cafe Creative is a program of the Kheprw Institute (KI) focused on building community, supporting artists, and bringing people from all backgrounds together to expand the cultural horizons of Indianapolis.
  • Cafe Creative is a  space for local residents and artists to express the world they envision is critical for the community. Communities of color thrive when they have access to and control of creative spaces.
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Afrofuturism Fridays

  • Maurice is KI’s Afrofuturist in residence. Join Maurice on the Second Friday of each month from 6 to 8pm to discuss the theory and critique behind the Afrofuturism movement.
  • Afrofuturism is a movement of art, culture and literature that seeks to explore dilemmas faced by black people and theorize possible futures. Afrofuturism will be our framework to re-examine events of the past, critique the present day dilemmas of the African Diaspora, and create a space to imagine and dream of possible futures.

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Black Arts Collective

  • The Black Arts Collective is made of Black artists and is supported by a larger community of creatives, activists and social change makers. The project is supported by the Kheprw Institute and Cafe Creative. 

The Oaks Academy


For over 20 years, The Oaks Academy has dedicated itself to providing a rigorous education which provides a solid foundation for each student’s future. The purposeful drawing of students and families from diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds is core to our mission. The Oaks is a special place where we truly celebrate the differences which too often divide us. The Oaks Academy recently scored in the top 3% of all schools.

Carl Brandon Society

The mission of the Carl Brandon Society is to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the production of and audience for speculative fiction. We envision a world in which speculative fiction, about complex and diverse cultures from writers of all backgrounds, is used to understand the present and model

Afrofuturism Fridays

A Conversation with Bill Campbell – January 8, 2021

A Mo*Con Saturday Edition: A Conversation with Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford – November 14th

A Conversation with Maurice Broaddus – September 11, 2020

Black Futurists and community work - July 10, 2020

Curating the End of the World & Creating New Futures: A Conversation with Sheree Renee Thomas and Reynaldo Anderson - May 16, 2020

Parable of the Sower – book discussion - April 10, 2020

Pimp My Airship (Maurice Broaddus) – January 10, 2020

Clint Breeze and the Groove – Arrival panel discussion - December 13, 2010

Tobias Buckell 

Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes 

Mo*Con: Afrofuturism conversation with Sheree Renee Thomas, Bill Campbell, Troy Wiggins, and Maurice Broaddus - May 4, 2019:  


Re-Group: Virtual Working Group for Creatives – Anna Powell Denton -

November 11th, 7:00p

Re-Group: Virtual Working Group for Creatives-Wildstyle

December 22nd, 7:00p

Re-Group: Virtual Working Group for Creatives - Diop Adisa 

November 11th, 7:00p

Re-Group: Virtual Working Group for Creatives-Wildstyle

December 22nd, 7:00p



Re-Group: Virtual Working Group for Creatives - Diop Adisa –

October 27th, 7:00p

Re-Group: Virtual Working Group for Creatives - Maurice Broaddus -

October 20th, 7:00p





School Library Journal: Review of the Day: The Usual Suspects by Maurice Broaddus


Kirkus: The Usual Suspects (Starred Review)


Ghosts, Warring Gods and the Apocalypse: The Best of New Science Fiction and Fantasy (Buffalo Soldier)


Publishers Weekly: The Voices of Martyrs (Starred Review)




AMC Networks will adapt hip-hop and magic story from Indianapolis author Maurice Broaddus

For your reading list: A New York Times bestseller is among Indiana Authors Awards winners


INTERVIEW: Maurice Broaddus on Sorcerers and Afrofuturism




Maurice Broaddus talks 'Sorcerers,' NeoText platform, and community development


Kirkus Profile




Maurice Broaddus: Afrofuturist Author, Conversation Guy, and Mentor


Meet The Afrofuturist Sci-Fi Writer Changing Indianapolis