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MLK Tribute at Portland State

Walidah will be the 2018 MLK Tribute speaker at Portland State. The last three were Janet Mock, The founders of Black Lives Matter, and Angela Davis.

Living the Legacy: Afrofuturism and Possibilities for Oregon




JAN. 22
Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom
1825 SW Broadway

Doors open at 6PM
Program starts at 7PM

Book signing to follow.


Get your FREE ticket online,

in person at the PSU Box Office,

or by calling 503-725-3307.


Hear public scholar, organizer and spoken word artist Walidah Imarisha connect Oregon’s past and present to the concept of a racially just future.

Walidah is the winner of a 2017 Oregon Book Award for Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption and co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. She has also taught classes in Portland State University’s Black Studies department and at Stanford University.

“Whenever we try to envision a world without war, without violence, without prisons, without capitalism, we are engaging in an exercise of speculative fiction. Organizers and activists struggle tirelessly to create and envision another world, or many other worlds, just as science fiction does…”
- Walidah Imarisha

Celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and consider the link between his work and contemporary social justice movements.


Earlier Event: January 17
MLK Keynote at Western Oregon University
Later Event: February 2
Other Futures Festival - Amsterdam