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Black Girl Nerds Article: Octavia’s Brood: Visionary Fiction for Social Change

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An article about Walidah's Northwest Tour with her anthology Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements:

http://www.blackgirlnerds.com/2014/03/octavias-brood-visionary-fiction-f...

Video of Oregon Black HIstory Program at PPS Diversity Forum

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A video of Walidah Imarisha's Oregon Black History program, "Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon?:? A Hidden History," when she presented it at Portland Public Schools' Diversity Forum in November 2013:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzwRGl-RYAk

Octavia's Brood NW Tour Featured on Nerds of Color

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The upcoming Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements tour Walidah will be doing with her co-editor adrienne maree brown at the end of February is featured on the Nerds of Color blog:

http://thenerdsofcolor.org/2014/02/11/octavias-brood-northwest-tour/

Scars/Stars Featured in The Portland Alliance

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Walidah Imarisha's book of poetry Scars/Stars featured on the Portland Alliance, with two poems:

http://www.theportlandalliance.org/walidah/

Walidah's poetry Book Scars/Stars Available at Multiple Locations!

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Walidah Imarisha's collection of poetry Scars/Stars  is available on amazon.com.

Also available electronically for the Kindle.

Walidah's Essay on Mumia on Feminist Wire

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An excerpt from Walidah Imarisha's unpublished book Angels with Dirty Faces was published as an essay on Feminist Wire. It is part of a collection on political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal:

My North Star: How Mumia Abu-Jamal Led Me To Activism

http://thefeministwire.com/2014/01/my-north-star-how-mumia-abu-jamal-led...

Review of Sci Fi and Social Change Program

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A follow-up article in the Coast Weekend about Walidah Imarisha' science fiction and social change program held in Astoria, OR:

http://www.coastweekend.com/coastal_life/sci-fi-can-help-envision-a-bett...

Sci Fi and Social Change Event Article

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http://www.coastweekend.com/coastal_life/science-fiction-can-be-a-bluepr...

Science fiction can be a blueprint for utopia

Lower Columbia Diversity Project, Astoria library host talk

Don't Be Riker Featured on Nerds of Color blog

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Walidah Imarisha's site Don't Be Riker, focusing on using a character from Star Trek: The Next Generation to explore issues around privilege and power, is featured on the Nerds of Color website:

http://thenerdsofcolor.org/2013/11/05/dont-be-riker/