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Walidah Featured on Bitch Media's Popaganda podcast

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Walidah's interview on Octavia's Brood, sci fi, and social change was chosen as one of three featured on Bitch Media's podcast Popaganda's Best of Geek Culture:

https://bitchmedia.org/article/popaganda-best-geek-culture

Portland Occupier Story About Walidah's Move

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The Portland Occupier wrote a story and included Walidah's transition to the Bay Area for a teaching position at Stanford University.

http://www.portlandoccupier.org/2016/07/29/10875/

 

A Warm Farewell

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Walidah Part of Black Radical Imagination Roundtable with Robin D.G. Kelley

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Walidah participated in Red Wedge Magazine's Black Radical Imagination Roundtable with scholar Robin D.G. Kelley and Jonathan Horstmann of BLXPLTN.

http://www.redwedgemagazine.com/online-issue/black-art-matters-roundtabl...

Walidah Quoted in Atlantic Article on Portland Racism

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Walidah and her work are cited in this article from The Atlantic about the history of racism in Portland.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/07/racist-history-portl...

The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in America

It’s known as a modern-day hub of progressivism, but its past is one of exclusion.  

Walidah's Poetry in New Black Futurism Anthology

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Walidah has three poems published in a new Black futurism anthology called The Future of Us:

https://issuu.com/afrofutures_uk/docs/afrofutures_uk_anthology_issue

Walidah's New Book Referenced in Transformative Justice Article

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Walidah's new book Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption is referenced in this Everyday Feminism article.

http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/05/punitive-justice-alternatives/

Why Our Punitive Justice System Doesn’t Work – And 3 Alternatives to Prisons

Audiobook of Octavia's Brood available

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The audiobook version of Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements, co-edited by Walidah Imarisha, is available now!
 

TV News Segment on Oregon Black History Program

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 KTVZ News did a television segment on Walidah's Oregon Black history rural tour stop in Prineville: 

http://www.ktvz.com/news/touchy-prineville-talk-topic-why-arent-there-more-blacks-in-oregon/39059216

Truthout Chooses Angels with Dirty Faces as Progressive Pick

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Truthout chooses Walidah Imarisha's book Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption as its progressive pick, and also posts an excerpt.

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/35549-how-a-history-teacher-and-mu...

Walidah Imarisha Wins Barry Lopez Fellowship at Playa

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Walidah Imarisha Wins Barry Lopez Fellowship at Playa

PORTLAND, Ore.— April 4, 2016—Portland writer Walidah Imarisha is the first recipient of the Barry Lopez Fellowship at Playa. The fellowship is awarded each year to a writer with a strong interest in issues of justice and equity in Oregon whose work resonates in spirit with that of writer Barry Lopez.