updates

KBOO Interview About Octavia's Brood

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The radio interview Walidah Imarisha did with KBOO Community Radio? about Octavia's Brood, sci fi and social change is up online! You can listen here:


https://kboo.fm/walidahimarishaoctaviasbroodscienceficti

Watch Walidah Imarisha deliver Graduation Keynote

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Walidah Imarisha, co-editor of Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements, delivered this keynote entitled "Sankofa, Survival and Science Fiction" at the Portland State University Multicultural Graduation Speech, June 12, 2015 in Portland, Oregon - watch the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF12lYdaCGg

Octavia' Brood listed on Teaching for Change list

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Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements, co-edited by Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown, made it to the Teaching for Change 2015 Summer Reading List.

http://www.tfcbooks.org/best-recommended/summer2015

Radio Interview on OPB

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Octavia's Brood co-editors adrienne maree brown and Walidah Imarisha? were interviewed on the OPB State of Wonder? radio show.

http://www.opb.org/radio/article/science-fiction-meets-social-justice-in...

Walidah Featured in 50 Geeky Women on Twitter Article

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Walidah is featured in Nerdy But Flirty's "50 Geeky Women You Should Be Following on Twitter" article:

http://nerdybutflirty.com/2015/05/27/50-geeky-women-you-should-be-follow...

Video Footage of 5 Year Keaton Otis Memorial

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A video recording of the 5 year Keaton Otis Memorial, held May 12, 2015 at Augustana Church in Portland. Keaton was a young Black man murdered by the Portland police. Walidah Imarisha helped to organize and hosted the event:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlmwgXf0LGA&feature=youtu.be&t=3m5s

Octavia's Brood Tour

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Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements, which Walidah co-edited, will be out at the beginning of April.

Walidah, her co-editor adrienne maree brown and other contributors to the anthology will be touring the country in spring and fall with the book.

Below is the link to the calendar - please check back as new cities and events are being added regularly!

http://octaviasbrood.com/index.php?page=calendar-of-events

Video of Walidah Presenting on Visionary Science Fiction

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Walidah Imarisha, co-editor of Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements, speaks about visionary science fiction and social change.

Recorded 10/24/14 Are the Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality; Religion & the Burden Black Sexual Politics Beyond the Burdens: Engendering the Sexual Futures of Black Religion - Closing Plenary at Earl Hall, Columbia University, New York City. Sponsored by Columbia University's Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS) and Center on African American Sexual Politics and Social Justice (CARSS).

Walidah's Essay in New Anthology on Oscar Wilde

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Walidah has an essay about Oscar Wilde and prison abolition, "Breaking Stone Hearts: A Prison Abolitionist Read of De Profundis," in the new anthology Rubicon: Words and Art Inspired by Oscar Wilde's De Profundis. The e-book is available now, the hard copy book in a few days:

Walidah's Article on Sci Fi and Alternatives to Prisons in Bitch Magazine

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Walidah wrote an essay for Bitch Magazine (available online and in their Law and Order print issue) called "Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice":

http://bitchmagazine.org/article/rewriting-the-future-prison-abolition-science-fiction