Sowing Parables: Octavia Butler, Resource Justice and a Shift in Values

12 10 2011


Tuesday October 18th


Stanford L. Warren Library

1201 Fayetteville Street
Durham, North Carolina 27707


The first in the “The Survival Series” Black Feminism for the Future” this lecture draws on the relevance of black feminist Science Fiction writer Octavia Butler’s “Parable of the Sower” and “Parable of the Talents” to offer an urgent and empowering perspective on our present-day resource crises. Black Feminist scholar Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs will provide context and a framework for a visionary approach to everyday life in the context of shifting planet followed by a Q & A and talk back with organizers and experts from the food justice movement.



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