Intersections of Struggle with Walidah Imarisha
WHEN: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
WHERE: Clare T Carney, Grand Reading Room
DESCRIPTION: Performance and presentation by multidisciplinary educator, historian, writer, activist scholar and cutting-edge poet, Walidah Imarisha
Grand Reading Room, Library, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
On the overlapping of Women's History Month and Black History 4 Seasons join us for an inter-disciplinary performance and presentation by multidisciplinary educator, historian, writer, activist scholar and cutting-edge poet, Walidah Imarisha.
Learn about the ways Walidah Imarisha has used different forms of writing, research and spoken word to challenge racism, mass incarceration, economic exploitation, and gender injustice. Imarisha's history teachings expose how racism enforces and maintains whiteness through laws, zoning, and gentrification.
Discuss how we can use all our creativity to fight for social justice.
Imarisha will share from her wide range of works, including her history workshop "Why aren't there more Black people in Oregon?", segments from her fiction/ non-fiction/ science fiction, and poetry: Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, Another World is Possible and Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption.
Sponsored by the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth Labor Education Center, the Black History 4 Seasons, Fredrick Douglas Unity House, Center for Gender and Sexuality, History Department.
For a more information go to the Labor Education Center webpage: https://www.umassd.edu/labored/