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Social justice, Fiction -- Authorship, Creative Writing, Science fiction
This is the recording of an online event held by Deschutes Public Library.
Walidah Imarisha explores the connection between visionary fiction and social justice movements.
Writer and educator Walidah Imarisha will explore the idea of "visionary fiction," fantastical art that aids in imagining and building new just futures. She will do so engaging with the work of Octavia E. Butler, renowned Black feminist science fiction writer and public intellectual. Connecting science fiction to social change, Imarisha will show the necessity of imagination to change the world.
Imarisha, Walidah (2020), "Octavia E. Butler, Visionary Fiction, and Social Change," Virtual Event, Deschutes Public Library. https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/34805