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MLK Tribute 2018 - Walidah Imarisha

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MLK Tribute  MLK Tribute 2018
Walidah Imarisha
Living the Legacy:
Afrofuturism & Possibilities for Oregon

Monday, January 22, 2018
Doors open at 6PM
Program starts at 7PM

Book signing to follow.

UPDATE: Thank you very much for your interest in the MLK Tribute event featuring Walidah Imarisha. Due to high demand tickets have been sold out.

The 100 additional Student only tickets has been distributed, as of 9:30am on Jan. 9th.  Thank you!

Entrance to the ballroom will be first-come, first-served. To accommodate overflow, PSU will also be live-streaming the event in the Smith Memorial Union (SMSU) at the Multicultural Center (SMSU 228). Doors to the Multicultural Center will open at 6:00 PM, live-streaming begins at 7:00 PM.  Space is limited, so please arrive early!

Portland State University
SMSU Ballroom
1825 SW Broadway

Hear public scholar, organizer and spoken word artist Walidah Imarisha connect Oregon’s past and present to the concept of a racially just future. 
Walidah is the winner of a 2017 Oregon Book Award for Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption and co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements.  She has also taught classes in Portland State University’s Black Studies department and at Stanford University.

“Whenever we try to envision a world without war, without violence, without prisons, without capitalism, we are engaging in an exercise of speculative fiction. Organizers and activists struggle tirelessly to create and envision another world, or many other worlds, just as science fiction does…” - Walidah Imarisha

Celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and consider the link between his work and contemporary social justice movements.

This event is presented by the Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion

Monday, January 22, 2018 7:00 PM PT
SMSU Ballroom 1825 SW Broadway
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