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 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":
Table of Contents: STORIES FOR CHIP: A TRIBUTE TO SAMUEL R. DELANY Edited by Nisi Shawl and Bill Campbell
Walidah was interviewed in this Gizmodo story about Oregon's racialized foundation:
Walidah Imarisha was interviewed by actor and artist Jillian Walker on a live Google Hangout about radical science fiction, Octavia's Brood and decolonizing our imaginations to build new worlds.
You can watch the video of the interview here:
Walidah Imarisha and PSU indigenous sci fi scholar Grace Dillon presented at the Rewriting our Future: Sci Fi and Social Change event at the Independent Publishing Resource Center Dec. 5, 2014, hosted by Bitch Magazine's Sarah Mirk. You can watch the video here:
You can listen to the audio of the (Re)Writing the Future: Science Fiction and Social Change event, where PSU indigenous sci fi scholar Grace Dillon and I talked about everything from Star Trek and colonialism, indigenous storytelling as resistance, Octavia's Brood and visionary fiction, prison abolition and dreaming new worlds:
Walidah Imarisha has been chosen to receive the Woman in Education award from PSU's NAACP at their 2nd Annual Women of Honor Event.
Nov. 30, 2014
PSU Smith Ballroom
The sci fi anthology Walidah is a co-editor of, Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements, announces it will come out in spring 2015 through AK Press, and releases full list of contributors.
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