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Octavia's Brood: Creating Futures Where Black Lives Matter
Join us for a transformative dialogue on science fiction and social justice with the co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements.
From Oakland to Ferguson, today’s activists dare us to imagine a radically different society. Yet, whenever we envision a world without war, prisons and injustice, we are engaging in speculative fiction. We are writing a future we’ve never seen.
In the tradition of author Octavia Butler, Octavia’s Brood explores the connection between science fiction and radical imagination.
Co-editor adrienne maree brown will share stories and questions to help us imagine and create a more just future.
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About adrienne marie brown
adrienne is a 2013 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow writing science fiction in Detroit, and also received a 2013 Detroit Knight Arts Challenge Award to run a series of Octavia Butler based science fiction writing workshops. Learning from her 15 years as a social movement activist, she approaches Octavia’s work through the lens of emergent strategy – strategies rooted in relationship, adaptability, and embracing change. adrienne helped launch a network of reading groups for people interested in reading Octavia’s work from a political and strategic framework, and is building with the Octavia E Butler Legacy Network to extend Butler’s work. www.adriennemareebrown.net