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:
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!
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 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: