The Big Question

What if...?

Explore this year’s guided activities 

At The Big Question this year, the MHC jump-started our multi-year engagement with Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism with two weeks of guided invitations, prompts, and curiosity-sparks delivered to your email inbox all springing from the question: What if …? 

  • Curiosity-sparks delivered to your email inbox! Recordings created by our amazing guides just for this.
  • Engage at your own paceAll the content will be accessible from our website for at least a year
  • Attend a culminating live Zoom on Thursday, February 3! Meet the Guides and other participants
  • Everyone who registers gets a welcome packet in the mail! With a tiny zine, a cake recipe, a postcard …



  • Skylar Bayer
    Assistant Professor of Biology, Aquaculture and Extension Specialist, Roger Williams University 
  • Ian-Khara Ellasante
    Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, Bates College 
  • René Goddess Johnson
    Executive and Artistic Director, an Embodied Equity Consultant, and Diversity Casting Director 
  • Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
    A partnership of people with disabilities, their families, and agencies which identifies barriers to community inclusion, self-determination, and independence.

What people are saying

  • “This evening has been a thoughtful exercise, a compassionate act, and an uncomfortable stretch.”


  • "Lovely day - more than informative: inspirational."


  • “This is such a fantastic idea- to have a multidisciplinary approach to these issues to encourage collaboration."


  • "[I was] exposed to more, and many, connections in Maine between organizations, institutions, and people."


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