"organizers tend to take ourselves so seriously. i was in a sort of closet for a long time as a sci fi reader, because i was sensing strategy and guidance in the pages of fiction, in the words of black sci fi writers like octavia butler, samuel delany, jewelle gomez, in the anthology dark matter. i was reading feminism and decentralization in ursula le guin, network and chaos theory in william gibson.
when i peeked out a bit, i began to share my suspicion that the realm of science and speculative fiction could be a great place to intentionally practice the futures we long for, and that there were writers doing that, that butler was a leader amongst them – there were so many others quietly thinking the same thing!
one of those thinkers was walidah imarisha."
Read the full piece here! http://artsinachangingamerica.org/2016/03/01/nyc-launch-highlight-the-response/