Last week we attend The Octavia E. Butler Celebration of Arts & Activism, culminating event presented by author, filmmaker and Cosby Endowed Chair in the Humanities at Spelman College, Dr. Tananarive Due. The two-day event featured panel discussions, intimate conversations and a Black Science Fiction Books Bazaar.
The highlight of the event series was the panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Due. Audience members and those watching via the live feed were treated to a rousing conversation that focused on the variations of activism, how people can get involved in a movement or begin their own and the correlation between Octavia Butler’s literature and activism, then and now. Panelists included Adrienne Marie Brown, Junot Diaz, dream hampton, John Jennings, Bree Newsome, and Nndei Okorafor.
Check out images and video from the series below, learn more about the Octavia Butler Celebration here, and watch the panel discussion from last year’s event here.