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The History of Science Fiction and Social Change

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Storrs Campus
Rowe 122

All organizing is science fiction. A world where everyone has a home, a great education, community based transformative justice, nourishing food to eat and clean water to drink, where we are in right relation to the planet, to each other, where are free to be and love ourselves as we are, to grow together? We have never seen it; its possibility remains speculative. Yet speculative fiction, perhaps particularly science fiction, offers a powerful opportunity to speculate-into-being. Walidah Imarisha, co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements (AK Press 2015), will facilitate a salon focused on the history of science fiction and social change, considering ways to use science fiction as a practice ground for social justice strategizing and vision.

Contact:

barbara.gurr@uconn.edu

Libraries (primary), Humanities Institute, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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