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Hallie Ford Literary Series presents Walidah Imarisha at WU in #SalemOR

An Evening with Walidah Imarisha

Spring 2016 Hallie Ford Literary Series

February 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Walidah Imarisha will discuss Octavia’s Brood, a new anthology she recently co-edited that brings together a selection of ground-breaking science fiction from social justice movements.

Walidah is a poet, journalist, and fiction writer, who has taught in Portland State University’s Black Studies Department, Oregon State University’s Women Gender Sexuality Studies Department, and Southern New Hampshire University’s English Department.

For the past six years, she has presented all over Oregon as a public scholar with Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project on topics such as Oregon Black history, alternatives to incarceration, and the history of hip hop.

One half of the poetry duo Good Sista/Bad Sista, she has published poetry in a wide variety of journals and performed at venues across the country. Walidah also spent six years on the board of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, and helped to found the Human Rights Coalition, a group of prisoners’ families and former prisoners with three chapters in Pennsylvania.

Free and Open to the Public

WU Campus – Hatfield Library in the Hatfield Room
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300

Contact Information:
Name: Leslie Cutler
Phone: (503) 370-6061
Email: lcutler@willamette.edu
Admission / Ticket Info:

Event Sponsor(s):
The Hallie Ford Chair in Writing and the English Department

Willamette Calendar Event


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