Black History Month – Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon? With Professor Walidah Imarisha

Black History Month - Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon? With Professor Walidah Imarisha

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/23/2015
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location
Multicultural Center, SMSU 228
1825 SW Broadway --Portland

Join the Cultural Centers for this interactive lecture and workshop facilitated by Professor Walidah Imarisha of the Black Studies Department. Walidah Imarisha is a writer, educator, public scholar and poet. She teaches in Portland State University’s Black Studies Department, and has taught in Oregon State University’s Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Department and Southern New Hampshire University’s English Department. She has toured the state of Oregon for the past six years facilitating programs on Oregon Black history, alternatives to incarceration and the history of hip hop through the Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project. She is the editor of two anthologies, the upcoming Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements (AK Press, Spring 2015) and the 9/11 collection Another World is Possible (Subway Press, 2002). She is the author of the poetry book Scars/Stars (Drapetomedia, 2013) and the upcoming nonfiction Angels with Dirty Faces: Dreaming Beyond Bars (AK Press, Fall 2016).

COST: Free and open to the public

CONTACT: [email protected]

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