Monday, November 12th at 5:30pm, FPH Main Lecture Hall
Visionary Futures: Octavia Butler, Science Fiction and Social Change
a lecture from Walidah Imarisha
Monday, November 12th
FPH Main Lecture Hall
Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, public scholar and spoken word artist.
She has co-edited two anthologies including Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements. Imarisha’s nonfiction book Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption won a 2017 Oregon Book Award. She is also the author of the poetry collection Scars/Stars, and is currently working on an Oregon Black history book, forthcoming from AK Press.
For six years, she presented statewide as a public scholar with Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project on topics such as Oregon Black history, alternatives to incarceration, and the history of hip hop. Imarisha has taught in Stanford University’s Program of Writing and Rhetoric, Portland State University’s Black Studies Department, Oregon State University’s Women Gender Sexuality Studies Department, and Southern New Hampshire University’s English Department.
Imarisha’s website is www.walidah.com
This event is co-sponsored by Ethics and the Common Good Project, New Student Experience, Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program, Culture, Brain and Development Program, Critical Studies in Childhood, Youth and Learning Program, Community Partnerships for Social Change, and the Art Gallery.