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Sci Fi Presentation at UMass Amherst

November 13, 2018
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Student Union Ballroom

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA

Educator, writer, public scholar and spoken word artist Walidah Imarisha will explore the history of sci-fi and social change, sharing tools for using science fiction as a practice ground for social justice strategizing and vision. Imarisha is co-author with adrienne maree brown of Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. Presented by the UMass Amherst History Department Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series.

Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow.

The Student Union is located in the central part of campus, nearby the UMass Parking Garage (1 Campus Center Way, $1.75/hr). Free parking is available in many staff parking lots after 5:00 pm. More information: bus schedule, campus map with the Student Union and nearby parking indicated.

The Student Union Ballroom is wheelchair accessible. More information: accessible parking, campus accessibility map.

Young people of all ages are welcome at this event and all Feinberg Series events. There will be coloring books and crayons available for children. Stipends are available to support transportation for bringing groups of young adults to the event. Contact for details.

If you need directions or additional assistance to plan your visit, or to request specific accommodations, please contact the History Department's communications assistant, Adeline Broussan, at

Earlier Event: November 13
Sci Fi Zine Workshop at UMass Amherst
Later Event: November 29
Lecture at Evergreen College